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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
*= Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

SAN FRANCISCO 

Notice of Cancellation of Regular Meeting public library 

for 

Thursday, January 1, 2004 at 5:30pm 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, CA 

The regular meeting of the Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council was cancelled due to observance of 

New Year's Holiday. 

No agenda for this meeting was posted and distributed in advance. 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Nia Crowder (Vice Chair), 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Steve Ferrario, Ellen Hayes, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Linton Stables, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees : 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety f EMSC) 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver 

Finance and Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee fQCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee ( PMQ 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Nia Crowder, Ellen Hayes, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-Room 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 



Disability Access 

Meeting is normally held in Room 334 (Conference Room 335) at 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, 
between McAllister and Grove Streets (the War Memorial Veterans' Building). From the first floor lobby, 
take either elevator to the 3 rd floor, make a left, and enter through Room 334. The conference room is 
down the inner hallway and on your left. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about four blocks 
from the meeting location. Accessible Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 47 Van Ness and 
49 Mission-Van Ness. The closest MUNI Metro stop is the Van Ness Muni Station, where one can transfer to 
a 47 Van Ness or 49 Mission-Van Ness bus. For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 
923-6142. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited 
at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any 
person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack 
is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent Dunlap 
at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying 
at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on 
Muni's website at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to Administrator, 
Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 
94102-4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at Donna Hall(a)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 

http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit 
their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
^Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
Notice of Rescheduled Regular Meeting and Agenda _ nnn , 

^ for ^ AN ~ 9 m 

Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 5:30pm SAN FRANC isco 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) public library 
San Francisco, California 

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"11 ••J Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Nia Crowder (Vice Chair), 
i//s/o«/ Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Steve Ferrario, Ellen Hayes, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Linton Stables, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Nia Crowder, Ellen Hayes, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

S(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 




Disability Access 

This meeting will be held in Room 334 (Conference Room 335) at 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, between McAlli. 
and Grove Streets (the War Memorial Veterans' Building). From the first floor lobby, take either elevator to the 3 rd floor, 
make a left, and enter through Room 334. The conference room is down the inner hallway and on your left. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about four blocks from the 
meeting location. Accessible Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 47 Van Ness and 49 Mission-Van Ness. 
The closest MUNI Metro stop is the Van Ness Muni Station, where one can transfer to a 47 Van Ness or 49 Mission-Van 
Ness bus. For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical 
sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to 
various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for 
the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, 
between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent Dunlap at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils, 
and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van 
Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on Muni's website at 
http://www.sfmuni.com/cac and are available at Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San 
Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 
or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax 
(415) 554-5163 or by email at Donna Hall@ci.sf.ca. us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or by printing 
Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 






Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

AGENDA 

Rescheduled Regular Meeting 

for 

Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 5:30pm 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 



Item Number/Item Estimated Time 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call 5:30 

2. Public Comment 5:32 

3. Adopt Minutes of December 4, 2003 5:34 
(Discussion/ Action) [Attachment] 

4. Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 5:36 

5. Staff Report (Discussion/ Action) [Attachment] 5:40 
Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 

Staff-Initiated Items (Discussion/Action) 

6. Official Advertising Policy for the San Francisco Municipal 5:45 
Transportation Agency (MTA) for both the San Francisco 

Municipal Railway (Muni) and the Department of Parking and 
Traffic (DPT) [Attachment] 

Kathleen Sakelaris (Manager Regulatory Affairs, Capital Planning & 
External Affairs [Muni]) 

7. Request for Proposals (RFP) for Transit Advertising Contract 6:05 
[Attachment] 

Kerstin Fraser Magary (Senior Project Manager, Capital Planning & 
External Affairs [Muni]) 

8. Third Street Light Rail Budget Update [Attachment] 6:25 
Vincent Harris (Deputy General Manager Construction [Muni]) 

Dennis Tsai (Project Manager, Third Street Light Rail, Construction [Muni]) 

Council-Initiated Items (Discussion/Action) 

9. Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion/Action) 6:45 

10. MTA CAC Agenda Planning (Discussion/Action) [Attachment] 6:50 
Council and Committees' Meetings & Agenda Planning - Calendar Year 2004; 

2004 MTA CAC Tentative Meeting Schedule (with MTA Board Schedule) 
Suggested Facilities Tours Sites: Vehicle Maintenance System/Materials 
Management System (VMS/MMS); Department of Parking and Traffic 
Control Center. 



Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, February 12, 
2004, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) at 5:30pm. 

11. Adjournment 7:30 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 3 - 

Draft MTA CAC Minutes of December 4, 2003 

Agenda Item 5 - 

Monthly Staff Report of January 15, 2004 

Agenda Item 6 - 

Proposed MTA Calendar Item - Official Advertising Policy 

Agenda Item 7 - 

MTA Calendar Item No. 13 of January 6, 2004 - Request for Proposals (RFP) for Transit Advertising 

Contract 

Kerstin Fraser Magary, Senior Project Manager, Capital Planning and External Affairs memo of 

December 15, 2003 

Agenda Item 8 - 

Third Street Light Rail Budget 

Agenda Item 10 - 

2004 MTA CAC Tentative Meeting Schedule (with MTA Board Schedule) 

Appendix - Committee Reports 



Appendix - Committee Reports 
MTA CAC Notice of Rescheduled Regular Meeting and Agenda for January 15, 2004 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

(Nia Crowder, EMSC Chair) 

Last meeting held: Thursday, August 21, 2003. 

Items discussed: Church Street Track Switch; Traffic Management 
System/Ocean Avenue Project Signalization; Traffic Signalization System at St. 
Francis Circle; Integration of the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) and the 
Municipal Railway Central Offices; Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) Update; 
Revision to DPT Sidewalk/Driveway Violation Flyer; Approval of Draft Letter to 
Maintenance Deputy General Manager Recommending Reiteration that Starter Shift 
Checkout of Vehicles Include Deployment and Inspection of Lift-U Equipment as 
Written. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 
1145 Market Street (6 th Floor Main Conference Room). 

Tentative Topic Items January 22, 2004 Meeting - Alternative Fuel Pilot 
Program (AFPP) Update - Procurement Specification; Healthy Air Enforcement Act 
of 2004; Third Street Light Rail Budget Follow-up. 

Pending Topic Calendar Items: 

August 2003 - Integration of the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) and the 
Municipal Railway (Muni) Central Offices. 

October 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Church Street Track Switch (Follow-up); 
August 28 th Metro Overhead Dewirement Incident Follow-up/Station Agents Failure 
to Make Announcement When Service Delays Occur; Third Street Light Rail Update 
- (Construction Budget Presentation to San Francisco County Transit Authority 
Citizens Advisory Committee (TA CAC); Work Stoppage; Community Concerns 
Regarding Outreach/Contracting Issues (Minority Contracting); Use of Community 
Based Organizations (CBO) as First Source Hiring Point/Rotating Pools); 
Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service; All Future Diesel to Trolley 
Conversions Include Consideration of Undergrounding Overhead Utility Wires Along 
the Entire Route; Revision to DPT Sidewalk/Driveway Violation Flyer (Continued); 
Approval of Draft Letter to Maintenance Deputy General Manager Recommending 
Reiteration that Starter Shift Checkout of Vehicles Include Deployment and 
Inspection of Lift-U Equipment as Written; Revision of DPT Sidewalk/Driveway 
Violation Flyer (Continued). 

November 2003 (Cancelled Meeting)- Breda Engineering Modifications/ 
Design Repair Plan Update. 

December 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Third Street Light Rail Update. 

Quarterly/Bimonthly Updates: Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP); Third 
Street Light Rail Project; N-Judah; Municipal Railways Headquarters. 

Potential Discussion Topics: Report on Central Subway; Bus Rapid Transit 
(BRT) (Geary); T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction; Steps 
Concerning Muni's Vision Plan Implementation; Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment 
Plans; Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization. 



Finance and Administration (FAC) 

(Daniel Murphy, FAC Chair) 

Last meeting held: Wednesday, November 19, 2003. 

Items discussed: Land Use Study - Kirkland Yard Property; Continued and 
Limited Sales of Tokens By Vendors; Status of Fiscal Year 2004 Muni Budget, 
Schedule for Review of FY 2005 Muni Budget; Insurance and Risk Management 
Overview; Municipal Railway Improvement. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, January 21, 2004, 
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) at 3:00pm. 

Tentative Topic Items January 21, 2004 Meeting: Muni and DPT Budget 
Review. 

Suggested Topics from FAC May 28, 2003 Meeting: CalTrain Joint Powers 
Board (JPB) Funding Change; DPT Budget Update; Capital and Grants Funding 
Process/Accounting and Appropriations Authority; Review of Budget Process; 
Federal Program Formula Funds. 

Deferred Topics of Cancelled September 17, 2003 Meeting Pending: Fiscal 
Year 2001/2002 Audits (Metro East Land Acquisition Accounting); Maintenance 
Budget; Financial Savings/Financial Difference in the Use of Disabled Sticker on 
Paratransit Regional Identification Card and the Discontinued Disabled "D" Magnetic 
Pass. 

Deferred Topics from October 2003 Tentative Topic Calendar Pending: 

Transit Impact Development Fee (TIDF)/Soma Service Follow-up. 

Follow-up Items: Continued and Limited Sales of Tokens By Vendors; Insurance 
and Risk Management Overview; Quarterly Review of Revenues and Expenses; 
Parking Revenues, Review of Previous Year's Budget Recommendations, Fiscal Year 
2004 Muni/DPT Budgets, MTA CAC Budget Recommendations of February 19, 
2003; Deficit Closure Plan and Force Reductions; Continued and Limited Sales of 
Tokens By Vendors; Insurance Overview, Risk Management, and Effect of 
Proposition E. 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

(Formerly Service Reliability and Quality [SRQC]) 
(Joan Downey, OCSC Chair) 

Last meeting held: November 17, 2003. 

Items discussed: PSR Follow-up - First Quarter Results and Status of 
Complaints/Commendations; 39-Coit Service Improvement Follow-up; Rescue Muni 
J, L, M & N Lines Recommendations Follow-up. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next regular meeting: Monday, January 26, 2004, 401 
Van Ness, Room 334 (Conference Room 335), 3:00 PM. 

Tentative Topic Items January 26, 2004 Meeting: Bus & LRV Cleaning; PSR 
Follow-up - First Quarter Results, Status of Complaints/Commendations and Review 
of Details of Pass-up Reports; DPT's Incorporation of Transit First into Policy; 
Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Exclusion for Housing Without Legal Number of 



Parking Units; Rescue Muni J, I, M & N Lines Recommendations Follow-up; 39-Coit 
Service Improvement Follow-up. 

Pending Topic Calendar Items: 

January 2004: 

Items Deferred/Continued from OCSC's November 17 th meeting: Bus & LRV 

Cleaning; Passenger Service Report (PSR) Follow-up - First Quarter Results and Status of 
Complaints/Commendations; Rescue Muni J, L, M & N Lines Recommendations 
Follow-up; 39-Coit Service Improvement Follow-up. 

Additional Topics: Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Incorporation of Transit First 
Policy; Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Exclusion for Housing Without Legal Number of 
Parking Units. 

Referred Item to Committee Pending: Muni Non-operations of Three Car 
LRV's within the Metro Subway System (Referred from Engineering, Maintenance & 
Safety Committee (EMCS) meeting of June 19, 2003 [Mr. Ferrario]). 

Follow-up Items: 39-Coit Service Improvement; Passenger Service Report 
(PSR); Rescue Muni J, L, M & N Lines Recommendations; Wayside Fare Collection 
Working Group (WAFER); Fare Gate Transition and Subway Change Machines; 
Service Standards, Plan for Meeting Proposition E Standards, and Remove of 10% 
Reduction from PSR Standard. 

Quarterly Update: Cable Car. 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

(Formerly Service Design & Marketing [SDMC]) 
(Bruce Oka, PMC Chair) 

Last meeting held: October 20, 2003. 

Items discussed: Service Planning Update (Muni Service to Hunters Point Naval 
Shipyard); Paratransit Debit Card. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: To be determined. 

Pending Topic Calendar Items: 

Deferred Items: 

29-Sunset and 82X-Presidio & Wharves Express Route Services Lines Changes 
(Deferred from PMC's October 20 th meeting). 

MTA CAC's Liaison with San Francisco County Transit Authority (SFCTA) Geary 
Corridor Study Citizens Advisory Committee (Deferred from Council's October 2 nd 
meeting). 

Review of CAC Attendance Chart; Information Requests, Recommendations, and 
Incoming Correspondence Matrixes (Attachments) 



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Rescheduled Regular Meeting 

Thursday, January 1 5, 2004, 5:30 p.m. 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, CA 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). Daniel Murphy (Chair) called the meeting to order 
at 5:40pm. 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy, Art Cimento (departed at 6:45pm), 
Ellen Hayes, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: Sue Cauthen (arrived at 6:03pm), Dorris Vincent 
(arrived at 5:44pm). 

MTA CAC Members Absent: Nia Crowder, Joan Downey, Steve Ferrario. 

San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) Staff Present: Kathleen Sakelaris (Manager 
Regulatory Affairs, Capital Planning & External Affairs), Kerstin Fraser Magary (Senior Project 
Manager, Capital Planning & External Affairs), Vince Harris (Deputy General Manager, 
Construction), Dennis Tsai (Project Manager, Third Street Light Rail, Construction), Paul 
Czechowicz (MTA CAC Liaison), Lorraine Fuqua (DPT MTA CAC Liaison), Vincent Dunlap 
(MTA CAC Secretary). 

The Chair called for Agenda Item 6. 

2. Official Advertising Policy for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency 
(MTA) for both the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) and the Department of 
Parking and Traffic (DPT) (Agenda Item 6 - Discussion/Action). Kathleen Sakelaris 
(Manager Regulatory Affairs, Capital Planning & External Affairs) commented that Council 
Members received copies of the MTA Calendar Item and the actual policy (attachment to 
Agenda Item 6). She stated as a result of a meeting with Michael Burns (Executive Director, 
MTA), minor changes were made to the Calendar Item and the actual policy. Ms. Sakelaris 
commented that an official advertising policy never existed, however guidelines are followed 



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pertaining to prohibiting tobacco and alcohol advertisements, and that the General Manager 
reserves the right to request the removal of any advertisements that are unreasonable and do 
not conform with state and federal laws. 

Addressing the advertising policy itself, she stated that Muni supports advertisements by the 
Department of Public Health, other City Departments and agencies ads, but Muni does not 
desire to create precedence in determining the content of advertisements relative to 
controversial public issues. She explained in response to the Hotel Council's ads concerning 
panhandling, Supervisor Matt Gonzalez had calendared with the City Services Committee a 
board hearing and encouraged the formulization of an advertising policy. It was decided that 
the policy not included controversial public issues. Ms. Sakelaris stated that other regional 
transit agencies guidelines were considered in developing the policy, as well as meetings with 
the City Attorney's Office and the MTA Executive Director. 

Ms. Sakelaris stated that most of the guiding principles contained in the policy were standard 
to an advertising policy and were within federal and state guidelines. Minor changes to the 
advertising policy would included prohibitions of ads that: 

• Concern a declared political candidate or ballot measure scheduled for consideration by 
the voters in an upcoming election or an initiative partition submitted to the Department of 
Election. 

• Appear to promote the use of firearms. (Changing the wording in the policy's Summary to 
"...ban any advertisement that features or promotes the unlawful use of firearms.") 

The policy would affect all transit shelter and vehicle advertisements. Ms. Sakelaris 
commented that the current bus shelter-advertising contract expires in 2007. The official 
advertising policy would become a part of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Transit 
Advertising Contract that covers the Public Display Sign Systems (PDSS) and transit vehicles 
effective July 1st. 

In response to Mr. Stables' questions as to who would decide advertisements compliance to 
policy, Ms. Sakelaris explained current advertisements review practices and legal precedence 
as they apply to the protection of free speech rights. She stated that a disclaimer statement 
would be posted on all Muni revenue vehicles and applicable bus shelters that would have a 
statement that the views expressed in advertisement posted on MTA property do not 
necessarily reflect the views of the MTA. 

Mr. Rolfe commented that a bus shelter near Polk and Union Streets currently has an 
advertisement for alcoholic beverages. Ms. Sakelaris stated that she would look into this 
matter. 

Responding to Mr. Rolfe's question as to the handling of advertisements in the joint stations, 
Kerstin Fraser Magary (Senior Project Manager, Capital Planning & External Affairs) stated 
that BART administers a contract with Viacom and Muni receives a percent of the revenue 
from advertisements in the joint Muni/BART stations. 

Mr. Weaver expressed concern that individuals frequently post flyers on overhead wire poles 
and that flyers are not removed. Mr. Stables commented that laws currently exist prohibiting 
posting of flyers on poles. Mr. Oka commented that Mr. Weaver's concerns are a matter of 
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Mr. Stables moved the following motion, which was seconded by Ms. Vincent: 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) 
Board approve the proposed Official Advertising Policy for both the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway (Muni) and the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT). 

The Chair called for Public Comment. 

Responding to Mr. Edward Mason's (a member of the public) inquired concerning Federal 
Transit Authority (FTA) regulations that provide any overall guidance regarding the proposed 
policy, Ms Sakelaris stated that there were none. 

Mr. Mason commented that there is a shelter at Divisadero and Height Streets on the 
southbound 24-Line that advertise Sky vodka and he had seen such advertisements at other 
locations. Ms. Sakelaris responded that quite possibly there were different times contracts 
were negotiated and quite possibly the alcohol and tobacco probation was not in place, 
however, she would look into this matter. 

Mr. Stables expressed the opinion that he believed the policy to be good and 
suggested, although not as a part of the motion, that a preamble should be included 
that explains why an advertising policy is needed. He commented that personal 
advertising invites vandalism to Muni property and an explanation as for the reason for the 
advertising policy should be included. Ms. Sakelaris stated that the drafting of a letter to the 
Board of Supervisors was planned which would address the reasons for the policy. 

Ms. Hayes inquired about the policy addressing punitive measures should policy violations 
happen. Ms. Sakelaris stated that the policy is very basic and it was determined that the 
review process should not be captured in the policy. Ms. Sakelaris explained that ad review 
would be processed through the administration of the policy. 

The Chair explained to the Council that there is an intermediary. The contractor (ViaCom) 
would be contacted for the purchase of advertisements on Muni buses and shelters. Muni 
would be contacted when there was a complaint concerning an ad and would then contact the 
contractor to resolve the complaint. 

Noting no further comment on the motion the Chair called for a vote. 

The Motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy, Art Cimento, Ellen Hayes, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Linton 
Stables, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Sue Cauthen, Nia Crowder, Joan Downey, 
Steve Ferrario were absent. 

The Chair called for Agenda Item 7. 

3. Request for Proposals (RFP) for Transit Advertising Contract (Agenda Item 7 - 
Discussion/Action). Kerstin Fraser Magary (Senior Project Manager, Capital Planning & 
External Affairs) explained that the advertising policy as presented by Ms. Sakelaris would be 
included in the RFP as part of the new Transit Advertising Contract to be effected no later than 
July 1 st. Ms. Magary provided an overview of e MTA Calendar Item (attachment to Agenda 
Item 7). She explained at e MTAB heard this item on January 6th and approved the release 



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of the RFP for advertising in the San Francisco Independent, the official newspaper publication 
for the City of San Francisco, on January 8th. Distribution of copies of the RFP to interested 
companies was being mailed through Muni's Construction Management Contract 
Administration Office. She stated that Viacom currently holds the advertising contract. She 
pointed out that Viacom's reported revenue information from Fiscal Year 1992-93 and a partial 
reporting of revenue for the current year was included with the Calendar Item. Responses to 
the RFP were anticipated on February 6th. 

Ms. Magary explained the scheduling process for the RFPs' approval process and provided 
the Council an overview of Viacom's reported revenues and payments made to Muni. She 
expressed her appreciation to the Council for hearing the item after it had been presented to 
the MTAB and addressed Council Members questions as follows: 

Ms. Hayes asked about the policy prohibiting religious advertisement. Ms. Magary expressed 
the opinion that if religious advertisement is not currently in the policy as prohibited; there may 
be no prohibition. Ms. Magary suggested that the Council's Secretary contact Ms. 
Sakelaris and request a response to Ms. Hayes' question. 

Mr. Murphy inquired about exterior advertisements on Breda vehicles as compared to the 
aesthetics of not having advertising on the Breda vehicles. Ms. Magary explained that the 
current contract allows for king size ads but only queen size ads can be fitted on the vehicles. 
She commented that revenue from vehicle advertisements was very much needed. 

Mr. Cimento's asked, (1) how the contract's Suggested Minimum Annual Guaranteed 
Payments (MAG) of $1 1 .5M were determined, (2) about the review process for determining 
properties revenue generation, (3) why the disconnect between the perceived properties worth 
from an advertising perspective compared to what the properties actually generate, and (4) 
was there an understanding as to why the properties generate so little a revenue role relative 
to what was believed the properties could generate? 

Ms. Magary explained that $1 1 .5M was being requested but was not required. Having 
reviewed other cities advertising contracts, San Francisco was believed to be a very valuable 
advertising market, however Viacom market revenues are down. About 70% of Muni's 
vehicles are new, a good format exist for placement of ads, and a significant "reach and 
frequency" of ads being seen by the public in San Francisco was available. She explained 
that bids would be reviewed and that the rate of increase had been reduced compared to 
previous amounts. 

Mr. Cimento asked about Muni's budget projections for advertising revenue. Ms. Magary 
answered that she did not have that information and suggested that an answer be 
sought from Muni's Finance. Mr. Murphy stated that he would follow-up on Mr. 
Cimento's budget question with Staff at the Council's next Finance & Administration 
Committee meeting. 

Responding to Ms. Vincent's question regarding the dimensions of advertising signage, Ms. 
Magary explained that the current contract allows for different sizes, i.e., king, queen and wrap 
that include windows. Ms. Magary stated that up to 20 wraps were allowed on Muni coaches, 
diesel and trolley buses, and that the wrap advertisement section had been changed to prohibit 
wrapping of windows. Ms. Magary commented that the king size wrap would depend on the 
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Referring to the MTA Calendar Item (Attachment to Agenda Item 7), Mr. Rolfe suggested that 
the wrap section of the policy should be changed from allowing 20 full bus wraps with 
no windows covered and 20 wraps on the back windows to 40 (bus) wraps with no 
windows covered. 

Ms. Magary explained that Muni was aware of the public's dissatisfaction with the wraps that 
affect the side windows and that there was less of an issue regarding "back wraps" that affect 
the rear windows of a vehicle. She remarked that some advertisers only wanting to advertise 
on the back of the vehicles and that the policy allows for back windows coverage. 

Mr. Rolfe reiterated that he preferred not to seen wraps on the back of vehicles deleted. 

Responding to Mr. Rolfe's question regarding the number of vehicles that would have 
advertisements, Ms. Magary explained that Exhibit A to Attachment 2 (page 45) of the RFP 
identifies the number of vehicles as allowed under the agreement. She stated as vehicles are 
replaced a change of more than 50 vehicles would require renegotiating the section that 
identify vehicles. Mr. Rolfe stated that he understood that vehicle advertisement would be 
based on the agreed number of vehicles, approximately 108 vehicles, with restrictions that 
were to receive advertisements. 

Replying to Mr. Cimento's question regarding benchmarking revenues from other transit 
properties advertisements verses what San Francisco receives, Ms. Magary stated that 
$42. 5M under the current project was very aggressive and for a five-year contract $62. 5M 
would be sought. She commented that in the middle of the advertisement industry depression 
Muni did not agree to reduce MAG revenues even though ViaCom requested a reduction. 

The Secretary advised the Chair that Ms. Magary had to leave by 6:25pm. 

The Chair noted no further questions concerning the agenda item and extended his thanks to 
Ms. Magary. 

The Chair called for Agenda Item 2. 

4. Public Comment (Agenda Item 2). The Chair called for public comment on anything 
within the jurisdiction of the Council that was not on today's agenda. 

Mr. Edward Mason provided Council Members copies of an article published in the Contra 
Costa The Times dated December 19, 2003 (attachment). Mr. Mason stated that the article 
addressed budget issues. He pointed out that Tri-Delta Transit (in east Contra Costa County) 
spends money this year that was collected last year in its budgeting process, so it always 
knows how much money it has for funding service. He commented that Tri-Delta Transit's 
founders had designed the unique budget system in 1977 and evidentially Tri-Delta is the only 
transit agency in the state that follows such a policy. He asked that the Council consider such 
a budget system. He expressed the opinion that such a budget system would enhance the 
ability to plan for the future in being able to make estimates rather than guestimates. 

The Chair stated that he would inquire about the Tri-Delta budget system at the 
Council's Finance & Administration Committee (FAC) next meeting. 

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avoidable incidents. He stated that he has frequently seen incidents of ETI buses being 
towed throughout the city and expressed his concern about towing charges. 

Mr. Mason commented on subway overhead wire failure incidents and the associated cost. 
He suggested that cost associated with such incidents should be used as a 
management tool for measuring improvements that need to be made with an associated 
dollar value. 

Edward Mason expressed concern about automobiles obstructing transit vehicles and inquired 
about any associated vehicle code for issuing citations to violators. He cited an incident on 
the J-Line, northbound at the intersection of Randall and Dolores Streets, and San Jose 
Avenue that occurred on January 14th. He remarked that automobiles frequently travel down 
the right of way at Randal Street when failing to negotiate a left turn off Mission Street when 
attempting to travel southbound on San Jose Avenue. 

Mr. Mason commented that an automobile had stalled in the left turn lane of Dolores Street 
blocking the track. He explained that he debarked from the J-Line car, boarded a 24- 
Divisadero bus at 30 th Street and transferred to a 48-Quintara-24th Street bus at 24th and 
Castro Streets. While on board the 48-Line another obstruction occurred with a SUV 
obstructing the bus' ability to continue transit along 24th Street in the vicinity of Rite Aid. 

Mr. Mason asked if any statistics were available that explained the number of disruptions to 
transit vehicles caused by double parked cars in either the east and west direction along 24th 
Street as patrons ride the 48-Line. He expressed the opinion that there appears to be no 
enforcement prohibiting double-parked cars along 24th Street from Castro Street to Potrero 
Avenue. He suggested that some type of statistics concerning the number of tickets 
written along various transit corridors should be made available and used in 
determining the effectiveness of the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) in 
monitoring double parking obstructions to transit vehicles. 

The Chair addressed Mr. Mason's comment regarding automobiles obstructing transit vehicles 
by stating that there is a vehicle code and that he has seen occasions of violators being 
ticketed. The Chair stated that he would ask the Operations and Customers Service 
Committee (OCSC) to follow-up on Mr. Mason's concerns regarding double parking 
along 24th Street. 

Mr. Weaver stated that it would be interesting to find out Muni's policy that Transit Operators 
follow when an obstruction occurs blocking a transit vehicle. The Chair stated that Transit 
Operator notifies Muni's Central Control. Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Liaison) explained that 
Transit Operators notified Central Control who in turn dispatches an inspector and report the 
obstruction to the Tow Desk. 

Mr. Oka remarked that Street Inspectors have the authority to issue citations and have 
violating vehicles towed. 

5. Adopt Minutes of December 4, 2003 (Agenda Item 3 - Discussion/Action). Mr. Rolfe 
stated that the minutes should reflect that he was not in attendance. Mr. Weaver moved that 
the minutes should be adopted, which was seconded by Ms. Hayes. 

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The Motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Ellen Hayes, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman 
Rolfe, Linton Stables, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Nia Crowder, Joan Downey, 
Steve Ferrario were absent. 

6. Report of the Chair (Agenda Item 4- Discussion/Action). The Chair reported that a 
couple of hours before the deadline, four members of the Board of Supervisors placed on the 
ballot Proposition I - a measure that would by ordinance require Muni to replace diesel buses 
on a certain timetable. The Chair commented that Muni had not been consulted about the 
measure, which contained a timetable, and stated that the proposition contained a timetable 
extension provision. He expressed the opinion that even if an extension were granted, the 
measure was unrealistic in that it required replacement of Reserve Fleet buses. He explained 
that every transit agency has a Reserve Fleet of buses, but the Federal Government does not 
fund Reserve Fleet replacement and expects Reserve Fleet replacements to be handled as 
older buses are replaced. He commented that the measure potentially has a very significant 
impact on Muni. He expressed the opinion that beyond voters approval it was unclear that the 
measure was compliant with Proposition E and that the Board of Supervisors has the right to 
set Muni policy by ordinance. 

Following a discussion of the Proposition I ballot measure, the Chair stated that the Council 
would hold a meeting before the (City's) election and that he would provide the Council 
information regarding the ballot measure. 

The Chair called for Agenda Item 5. 

7. Staff Report (Agenda Item 5 - Discussion/Action). Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Liaison) 
requested that the Staff Report be deferred to after Agenda Item 8 was heard. 

The Chair called Agenda Item 8. 

8. Third Street Light Rail Budget Update (Agenda Item 8 - Discussion/Action). Ms. 
Cauthen inquired about her suggestion that the Council have a tour of the Third Street 
Light Rail Project. The Secretary advised the Chair that Staff needed to attend a meeting 
following its scheduled presentation time and asked that the Chair address Ms. Cauthen's 
question about a tour of the Third Street Light Rail Project when Agenda Item 10, MTA CAC 
Agenda Planning, was called. Vincent Harris (Deputy General Manager Construction) 
commented that staff was open to coordinating the tour and had conducted several tours of the 
project. 

Mr. Harris began the presentation by introducing Dennis Tsai (Project Manager, Third Street 
Light Rail, Construction). He stated that the Committee was provided a copy of a letter signed 
by Michael Burns (Executive Director, MTA) to Jose Luis Moscovich (Executive Director, San 
Francisco County Transportation Authority [SFCTA]) (attachment to Agenda Item 8). Mr. 
Harris explained that the Third Street Budget was basically reviewed annually by the SFCTA. 
Since July 2002, the Construction Division has been working with the SFCTA Staff in the 
reconfiguration of the current budget. At the request of the SFCTA, the Construction Division 
provided the SFCTA not only the high level of information as it relates to the budget, but the 
details of the budget. Mr. Harris commented that the budget captures all cost of the project, 
including construction contract elements, staff, other City Departments, and any other direct 
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SFCTA's Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) some time at the end of January or during a 
special meeting of the SFCTA CAC the last week of January or the first week of February. The 
budget is to be presented to the SFCTA's Plans and Program Committee in mid-February and 
is expected to be presented to the SFCTA Board following the Committee's meeting. 

He explained that the overall budget of about $583M as it relates to past year governance had 
only grown by about $300,000.00. Council Members were given a handout on the Third 
Street Light Rail Transit Project Initial Operating Segment - Cash Flow by Segment (Esc) 
(attachment), which provided a "Line Item Delta" showing the occurrence of changes to the 
overall budget. Mr. Harris explained that a budget of such magnitude was governed by every 
line item. There were line items that both exceed and were under budget as planned. He 
stated that there were increases in design cost but increases were overtaken by the savings 
received in the under bids. 

Mr. Harris explained that the current projection of the new budget is at $583,922,789.00, last 
year's budget projected was $604,925,173.00 - a differential of $10,728,408.00. He pointed 
out the following additional scope items needed to be added to the project: 

• Mission Bay Loop - an operational loop located off the main alignment on 18 th and 19th 
Streets at Illinois Street ($1.596M). 

• Metro East Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) - the administering of the 
Metro East Facility into a number of smaller contracts to address key concerns of 
constituents, i.e., higher local and minority business participation in the construction, 
along the alignment ($8.700M). 

• Apprenticeship Program - an addition to the current JOBS Program, provides 
opportunities for hired lower unskilled workers to move into more journeymen trades 
position ($3.729M). Muni has proposed to the SFCAT that half of the program's cost 
would be funded through other that capital dollars, i.e., the Breda Light Rail Vehicles 
(LRVs). 

Mr. Harris stated that the total for the additional scope items was $14.1 M. The differential was 
actually less with the use of a portion of earmarked Federal Appropriation Bill Funds and other 
funding sources used to reduce the additional scope items total to about $10M. 

The Chair summarized the presentation by stated that the SFCTA is being asked to provided 
additional Proposition B funding to fund the three additional scope items at a level of $10. 7M. 

Mr. Harris stated that the letter (attachment to Agenda Item 8) addresses reconciliation of the 
SFCTA's accounting as it relates to the level of Proposition B dollars promised and reflected in 
their strategic plan. 

Mr. Weaver commented that the process appeared to be a formularization of an understanding 
between Muni and members of the SFCTA Board regarding the additional scope items and the 
processing of items through the SFCTA's Staff. 

Responding to Mr. Murphy's question concerning the Southern Terminus, Mr. Harris stated 
that the Southern Terminus development cost of $17M was always reflected in the budget and 
had not been removed. 

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project. Mr. Harris stated that the biding process had delayed constructions. Bids received 
were well over budget and that the original bids were actually received in October 2001 . The 
Metro East Facility would not be completed by the time the Initial Operation Segment (ISO) 
opened for revenue service. Muni's Programs Integration Group is working out operations 
scenarios independent of the completion of the Metro East Facility. The Green Division 
Yard's would make significant adjustments in handling operations. 

Mr. Harris addressed Ms. Vincent's question about the Young Community Development (YCD) 
Liaison to Muni concerns regarding the number of individuals hired from YCD. He explained 
that persons hired were not hired by Muni but were hired through the contractors. There were 
a number of individuals serving as pedestrian monitors along the Third Street corridor. The 
protocol used to hire all other persons was the Community Jobs Program (CJP) by means of 
Community Based Organizations (CBOs) referrals hired through YCD. He commented 
through the JOBS Program, 181 individuals employed were hired through the Muni 
Construction Management Team and street workers were hired through Department of Public 
Works (DPW ). Mr. Harris stated that he would provide Ms. Vincent with the exact 
number of hires through CBOs. 

The Chair recalled for Agenda Item 5. 

9. Staff Report (Agenda Item 5 - Discussion/Action). Mr. Czechowicz stated that in addition 
to the attachment to Agenda Item 5, Wilson Johnson has been hired replacing Lou Johnson as 
the new Deputy General Manager for the Operations group. Mr. Johnson was formerly 
employed with the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and has 35 years of experience in the 
transportation industry. 

The Chair called Agenda Item 9. 

10. Council Members' Questions and Comments (Agenda Item 9 - Discussion/Action). 

Mr. Stables advised the Council that he had tenured his resignation, however he would 
continue to serve as a Council Member Emeritus until his departure from the Bay Area or until 
a reappointment is made. 

The Chair extended the Councils thanks to Mr. Stables for serving as a member of the Council 
since its inception. 

1 1 . MTA CAC Agenda Planning (Agenda Item 10 - Discussion/ Action). 

• The Chair commented that the Council's next meeting in February would address 
budget matters and he would advise Council Members of the Council's next 
meeting date. 

• The Chair reintegrated that the Council had discussed the Third Street Light Rail Project 
Tour. 

• Lorraine Fuqua (DPT MTA CAC Liaison) stated that following the budget (approval) 
process she would collaborate with Mr. Czechowicz in developing a proposed tour 
of DPT's facilities. 

• Mr. Stables suggested the Council should consider a presentation on the new 
housing element of the master plan, specifically the effects of housing along 
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Committee (PMC) schedule this item for discussion. 

• The Chair expressed his concern about Committees no meeting regularly, and desired to 
see improvements beginning in February. Council Members discussed members' 
participations at the Committee level and follow-up to members concerns. 

• Mr. Czechowicz commented on staffs participation at both the Committee and Council 
levels and the fractional participation of Council Members, which causes re-staffing and 
re-discussion of topics when topics are calendared for the Council's review. The Chair 
stated that Committee Members would be contacted and adjustments in Committees' 
assignments and schedules would be considered. Committees should make aggressive 
use of the Pro Tempore Committee Appointments provision (Section 1 1 ) to the Council's 
Rules of Order. 

• Mr. Oka suggested that the Council should consider holding two Council meeting 
per month and consolidate the Planning & Marketing Committee into another 
Committee. 

12. Adjournment (Agenda Item 11). The Chair adjourned the meeting at 7:35pm. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - Contra Costa The Times New Article "Financial woes for county transit: of 

December 19, 2003 

Agenda Item 8 - Third Street Light Rail Transit Project - Initial Operating Segment (Cash Flow 
by Segment (Esc) [V15 V4]) 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

^Notice of Cancellation of Regular Meeting 

for 

Thursday, February 5, 2004 at 5:30pm 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, CA 

The regular meeting of the Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council is cancelled. 

No agenda for this meeting was posted and distributed in advance. 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Nia Crowder (Vice Chair), 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Emily Drennen, Joan Downey, Steve Ferrario, 

Ellen Hayes, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, nPPT 

Linton Stables (Member Emeritus), Dorris Vincent, Daniel WeavU>OCUMEN I b UbK I. 

(1 Vacancies) FEB - 4 2004 

Committees : 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety ( EMSC) 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver 

Finance and Administration (FAQ 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee ( OCSO 

Joan Downey (Chair), Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMO 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Nia Crowder, Ellen Hayes, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 




401 VAN NESS AVE NUE-Room 334 -SAN F R ANCIS CO-CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6873 FAX (415)5 54-4 103 



Disability Access 

Meeting is normally held in Room 334 (Conference Room 335) at 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, 
between McAllister and Grove Streets (the War Memorial Veterans' Building). From the first floor lobby, take 
either elevator to the 3 rd floor, make a left, and enter through Room 334. The conference room is down the 
inner hallway and on your left. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about four blocks 
from the meeting location. Accessible Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 47 Van Ness, 49 
Mission-Van Ness and 5 Fulton. The closest MUNI Metro stop is the Van Ness Muni Station, where one can 
transfer to a 47 Van Ness or 49 Mission-Van Ness bus. For more information about Muni accessible services, 
call (415) 923-6142. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any 
person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent Dunlap 
at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on Muni's 
website at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to Administrator, 
Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 
94102-4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at Donna Hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 




City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency DOCUMENTS DEPT 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

FEB 1 2004 
^Notice (^Cancellation of Rescheduled Regular Meeting SAN francispo 

for PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 5:30pm 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, CA 

The rescheduled regular meeting of the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Citizens' Advisory Council is cancelled. 

No agenda for this meeting was posted and distributed in advance. 

teM Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Nia Crowder (Vice Chair), 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Emily Drennen, Joan Downey, Steve Ferrario, 

Ellen Hayes, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, 

Linton Stables (Member Emeritus), Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees : 

) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSO 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Linton Stables (Member Emeritus), Daniel 

Weaver 

Finance and Administration [FAC] 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee fOCSO 

Joan Downey (Chair), Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee f PMO 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Nia Crowder, Emily Drennen, Ellen Hayes, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 




401 VAN NESS AVENUE-Room 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 



Disability Access 

Meeting is normally held in Room 334 (Conference Room 335) at 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, 
between McAllister and Grove Streets (the War Memorial Veterans' Building). From the first floor lobby, 
take either elevator to the 3 rd floor, make a left, and enter through Room 334. The conference room is 
down the inner hallway and on your left. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about four blocks 
from the meeting location. Accessible Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 47 Van Ness, 49 
Mission-Van Ness and 5 Fulton. The closest MUNI Metro stop is the Van Ness Muni Station, where one can 
transfer to a 47 Van Ness or 49 Mission-Van Ness bus. For more information about Muni accessible 
services, call (415) 923-6142. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited 
at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any 
person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack 
is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent Dunlap 
at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying 
at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on 
Muni's website at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to Administrator, 
Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 
94102-4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at Donna Hall(5)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit 
their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 




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Municipal Transportation Agency peb 2 1 2034 

" Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) sm FRANC|SCQ 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

^Notice of Rescheduled Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 5:30pm 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 



Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Nia Crowder (Vice Chair), 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Ellen Hayes, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Daniel Weaver 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Nia Crowder, Emily Drennen, Ellen Hayes, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

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The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

AGENDA 

Rescheduled Regular Meeting 

for 

Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 5:30pm 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 



Item Number/Item Estimated Time 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call 5:30 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the 5:32 
Council not on the agenda. 

3. Adopt Minutes of January 15, 2004 5:37 

[Attachment] (Discussion/Action) 

4. Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 5:40 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

5. Staff Report [Attachment] (Discussion/ Action) 5:45 
Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 

MTA Staff Initiated Items (Discussion/ Action) 

6. Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) 5:45 
Budget [Attachment] 

Alicia Fletcher (Manager, Finance and Administration, Management 

Budget and Analysis [Muni]) 

Julia Dawson (Deputy Director, Budget and Administration [DPT]) 

Public Comment. 

7. Council-Initiated Items (Discussion/Action) 

8. Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 
Recommendation (January 22, 2004 meeting) 6:55 
Nia Crowder, Chair, EMSC 

Motion: The MTA CAC endorses the Municipal Railway (Muni) 
proposal to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) 
to modify the NOx emission standards. 

Public Comment. 

9. Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) Recommendation 

(January 26, 2004 meeting) 7:05 

Joan Downey, Chair OCSC 



Motion a: The MTA CAC recommends that the marketing group 

explore a public service announcement campaign urging 
passengers to take their trash with them when they exit 
the vehicle. 

Public Comment. 

Motion b: The MTA CAC recommends that if and when additional 
car cleaner positions are available that the Municipal 
Railway (Muni) consider placing some of them at major 
line termini for the purposes of removing trash from 
vehicles during the operating day. 

Public Comment. 

Motion c: Whereas the total number of Passenger Service Reports 
received does not appear to collated to service quality, 
the MTA CAC recommends the total number of PSRs not 
be made a Service Standard Goal for Muni. The MTA 
CAC recommends the speed of PSR resolution continue 
to be part of Muni's Service Standards. The MTA CAC 
further recommends that PSRs be narrowly categorized 
so that major changes in the types of PSRs received can 
easily be tracked. 

Public Comment. 

Motion d: The MTA CAC recommends that the Department of 

Parking and Traffic (DPT) incorporate the Transit First 
Policy into their mission statement, and urges them to 
develop a plan to incorporate it into the policies and 
procedures the Department creates and implements. 
The MTA CAC further recommends joint meetings with 
City Department Heads for the purpose of discussing 
and perpetrating the Charter's Transit First Policy. 

Public Comment. 

10. Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion/Action) 7:15 

11. Committee Reports [Appendix] (Discussion/Action) 7:20 

12. MTA CAC Agenda Planning (Discussion/Action) 7:25 
Council and Committees' Meetings & Agenda Planning - Calendar Year 2004 

2004 MTA CAC Tentative Meeting Schedule 

Suggested Facilities Tours Sites: Third Street Light Rail Project; Vehicle 
Maintenance System/Materials Management System (VMS/MMS); 
Department of Parking and Traffic Control Center. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, March 4, 
2004, 5:30pm, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335). 

13. Adjournment 7:30 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item 3 - 

Draft MTA CAC Minutes of January 15, 2004 

Agenda Item 5 - 

Monthly Staff Report of February 25, 2004 

Agenda Item 6 - 

Michael Burns, Director of Transportation memo of February 13, 2004 

(Re: FY2005 MTA Budget w/attachment) 

Appendix - Committee Reports 



Appendix - Committee Reports 
MTA CAC Notice of Rescheduled Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Wednesday, February 25, 2004 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

(Nia Crowder, EMSC Chair) 

Last meeting held: Thursday, January 22, 2004. 

Items discussed: Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) Update - Procurement 
Specification; Healthy Air Enforcement Act (Bus Replacement Act) of 2004. 

Follow-up Item to Discuss at Council Meeting: Municacweb email of 
Tuesday, January 20, 2004 (Subject: Automated Transfers in Muni Underground 
[Mr. Dennis J. Hanna]) (attachment). 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, March 18, 2004, 
4:00pm, 1145 Market Street (6 th Floor Main Conference Room). 

Tentative Topic Items March 18, 2004 Meeting: Alternative Fuel Pilot 
Program - Clean Air Plan (Final Report); All Future Diesel to Trolley Conversions 
Include Consideration of Undergrounding Overhead Utility Wires Along the Entire 
Route; Bayview/Hunters Point Community Concerns Regarding Outreach/ 
Contracting Issues (Minority Contracting) - Use of Community Based Organizations 
(CBO) as First Source Hiring Point/Rotating Pools; Revision to DPT 
Sidewalk/Driveway Violation Flyer. 

Pending Topic Calendar Items: 

August 2003 - Integration of the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) and the 
Municipal Railway (Muni) Central Offices. 

October 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Church Street Track Switch (Follow-up); 
August 28 th Metro Overhead Dewirement Incident Follow-up/Station Agents Failure 
to Make Announcement When Service Delays Occur; Third Street Light Rail Work 
Stoppage; Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service; Approval of 
Draft Letter to Maintenance Deputy General Manager Recommending Reiteration 
that Starter Shift Checkout of Vehicles Include Deployment and Inspection of Lift-U 
Equipment as Written. 

November 2003 (Cancelled Meeting)- Breda Engineering Modifications/ 
Design -Repair-Plan Update. - - 

December 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Third Street Light Rail Update. 

Quarterly/ Bimonthly Updates: Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP); Third 
Street Light Rail Project; N-Judah; Municipal Railways Headquarters. 

Potential Discussion Topics: Report on Central Subway; Bus Rapid Transit 
(BRT) (Geary); T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction; Steps 
Concerning Muni's Vision Plan Implementation; Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment 
Plans; Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization. 



Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

(Daniel Murphy, FAC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Wednesday, February 25, 2004. 

Items Discussed: FY 2005 Municipal Railway (Muni) Budget; FY2005 Department 
of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Budget. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, March 17, 2004, 
2:00pm, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335). 

Tentative Topic Items Next Meeting: To be determined. 

Suggested Topics from FAC May 28, 2003 Meeting: CalTrain Joint Powers 
Board (JPB) Funding Change; DPT Budget Update; Capital and Grants Funding 
Process/Accounting and Appropriations Authority; Review of Budget Process; 
Federal Program Formula Funds. 

Deferred Topics of Cancelled September 17, 2003 Meeting Pending: Fiscal 
Year 2001/2002 Audits (Metro East Land Acquisition Accounting); Maintenance 
Budget; Financial Savings/Financial Difference in the Use of Disabled Sticker on 
Paratransit Regional Identification Card and the Discontinued Disabled "D" Magnetic 
Pass. 

Deferred Topic from October 2003 Tentative Topic Calendar Pending: 

Transit Impact Development Fee (TIDF)/Soma Service Follow-up. 

Follow-up Items: Insurance Overview, Risk Management, and Effect of 
Proposition E; Quarterly Review of Revenues and Expenses; Parking Revenues; 
Review of Previous Year's Budget Recommendations; Fiscal Year 2004 Muni/DPT 
Budgets; MTA CAC Budget Recommendations of February 19, 2003; Deficit Closure 
Plan and Force Reductions; Continued and Limited Sales of Tokens By Vendors. 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

(Formerly Service Reliability and Quality Committee [SRQC]) 
(Joan Downey, OCSC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Monday, February 23, 2004. 

Items Discussed: Service Standards - Plan for Meeting Proposition E Standards 
and Removal of 10% Reduction in Passenger Service Report (PSR); Double-Parking 
of Automobiles Along Transit Corridors; Review of Department of Parking & Traffic 

(DPT) . Response to. MTA.CAC Recommendation that DPT Consider Combining the 

587/588, Residential Parking Permit and General Enforcement Groups; Passenger 
Service Report (PSR) Follow-up; Rescue Muni J, L, M & N Lines Recommendations 
Follow-up; 39-Coit Service Improvement Follow-up. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Monday, March 15, 2004, 
3:00pm, 401 Van Ness, Room 334 (Conference Room 335). 

Tentative Topic Items March 15, 2004 Meeting: To be determined. 



Referred Item to Committee Pending: 

Muni Non-operations of Three Car LRV's within the Metro Subway System (Referred 
from Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMCS) meeting of June 19, 
2003 [Council Member - Steve Ferrario]). 

Follow-up Items: 39-Coit Service Improvement; Passenger Service Report 
(PSR); Rescue Muni J, L, M & N Lines Recommendations; Wayside Fare Collection 
Working Group (WAFER); Fare Gate Transition and Subway Change Machines; 
Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Incorporation of Transit First Policy; 
Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Exclusion for Housing Without Legal Number of 
Parking Units. 

Quarterly Update: Cable Car. 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

(Formerly Service Design & Marketing Committee [SDMC]) 
(Bruce Oka, PMC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Monday, February 23, 2004. 

Items Discussed: Geary Transit Corridor Improvement: Phase 1 - Municipal 
Railway (Muni) Staff Presentation; San Francisco County Transit Authority 
(SFCTA/TA) Strategic Analysis Report on Transportation System Level of Service 
(LOS) Methodologies; Master Plan - New Housing Element Affect Along Transit 
Corridors. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Monday, March 15, 2004, 
5:30pm, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335). 

Tentative Topic Item March 15, 2004 Meeting: San Francisco County Transit 
Authority (SFCTA/TA) Muni Rider Survey. 

Deferred Items: 29-Sunset and 82X-Presidio & Wharves Express Route Services 
Lines Changes (Deferred from PMC's October 20 th meeting). 

MTA CAC Liaison with San Francisco County Transit Authority (SFCTA) Geary 
Corridor Study Citizens Advisory Committee (Referred from Council's October 2 nd 

meeting). 

Review of CAC Attendance Chart; Information Requests, Recommendations, and 
Incoming Correspondence Matrixes (Attachments) 




City and County of^San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
^Citizens ' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

f FINAL MINUTES DOCUMENTS DEPT 

Rescheduled Regular Meeting APR 1 5 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
Wednesday, February 25, 2004, 5:30 p.m. PUBLIC library 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, CA 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The rescheduled regular meeting of the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to 
order at 5:40 p.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2004. Daniel Murphy (Chair) presided. A 
quorum was present including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy, Art Cimento, Joan 
Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez (departed at 6:23pm), 
Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members Absent: Nia Crowder, Sue Cauthen, Ellen Hayes, Norman Rolfe, 
Dorris Vincent. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [Muni] and Department of 
Parking and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Deborah Denison (Acting MTA CAC Liaison), 
Alicia Fletcher (Manager, Finance and Administration, Management Budget and Analysis 
[Muni]), Peter Straus (Manager, Service Planning [Muni]), Julia Dawson (Deputy 
Director, Budget and Administration [DPT]), B. J. Dix (Principal Administrative Analyst, 
Finance and Administration [Muni]), Lorraine Fuqua (DPT MTA CAC Liaison), Vincent 
Dunlap (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Jeremy Nelson (Policy Directory, 
Transportation for Livable City [TLC]). 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the 
Council not on the agenda (Agenda Item 2). No public comment was received. 

3. Adopt Minutes of January 15, 2004 (Agenda Item 3). The reading of the 
minutes was dispensed with and the Chair called for the adoption of minutes. 

Mr. Cimento moved the following motion, which was seconded by Mr. Oka: 

Motion to Adopt Minutes: The MTA CAC adopt Minutes of January 15, 2004. 

The motion passed. 




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Wednesday, February 25, 2004 

Daniel Murphy, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, 
Cesar Perez, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Sue Cauthen, Nia Crowder, Ellen Hayes, 
Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent were absent. 

4. Report of the Chair (Agenda Item 4). The Chair reported that: 

• The Council's regular meeting scheduled for February 5 th was rescheduled for 

today because today's date was the only available date that most Council 
Members confirmed attendance in advance, staff was available, and that the 
budget was not ready for review until this time. 

• A Council Member (Mr. Perez) would have to depart today's meeting at 6:15pm 

and the Council would need to consider recommendations from today's Finance 
and Administration Committee (FAC) meeting before the Council lost quorum. 

• The Council would hold its next regular meeting on Thursday, March 4, 2004. 

The Chair extended his apologies for having had to reschedule the Council's February 
5 th regular scheduled meeting for today. 

5. Staff Report (Agenda Item 5 - Discussion/Action). Deborah Denison (Acting MTA 
CAC Liaison) stated that the Staff Report was attached to the Council's Agenda and that 
she would respond to any questions. 

The Chair asked that Council Members delay submitting any questions concerning the 
Staff Report until after the Fiscal Year 2005 MTA budget presentation. 

6. Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) Budget 

(Agenda Item 6 - Discussion/Action). The Chair stated that Alicia Fletcher (Manager, 
Finance and Administration, Management Budget and Analysis [Muni]) and Julia 
Dawson (Deputy Director, Budget and Administration [DPT]) would present the budget 
and service adjustments therein. 

The Chair asked the Council to consider the following recommendation from today's 
preceding FAC's meeting. He stated that the motion was not centered on this year's 
budget and in some part pertains to past policy items the Council had taken a position. 
The Chair presented the following motion to the Council for discussion: 

Motion a: The MTA CAC reiterates its recommendation that Muni negotiate 
with BART to allow discount fast passes to be usable on BART for 
trips that begin and end within San Francisco. 

Following discussion of the Motion the Chair called for a vote. 



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The motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, 
Cesar Perez, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Sue Cauthen, Nia Crowder, Ellen Hayes, 
Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent were absent. 

Noting the Council's time constrains, the Chair asked that Ms. Fletcher provide the 
Council a brief presentation concerning the (Muni) budget. 

Municipal Railway (Muni) Budget 

Ms. Fletcher distributed a prepared presentation as background (attachment). She 
stated that at this point Muni does have a balanced proposed budget for FY2005 of 
$475. 9M. An initial deficit of about $32M was projected. Proposed solutions in the 
amount of $32M were implemented in the proposed budget document to close the 
deficit. She explained that there were other necessary steps, which includes the public 
process that needs to be completed before finalizing the proposed budget. 

Ms. Fletcher explained that key items proposed relative to Muni's FY2005 Budget were: 

• At the recommendation of the Paratransit Coordinating Council (PCC), a 
paratransit fare increase for Lift Van and Group Van users was proposed in 
creating more equity in the Paratransit Fare Structure. 

• Service adjustments in the amount of about $5M in savings to Muni as well as 
$2M in savings through "Run-Cutting" efficiencies as measures to reduce the 
amount of built-in overtime. 

• Workforce reductions of 125 Full Time Employees (FTE) positions that 
focused on short-term deferrals, professional, and administrative and clerical 
staff with some impact anticipated on line employees. 

• Moving $12. 3M from the Capital Budget into the Operating Budget with 
anticipated project deferrals in FY2005. 

Ms. Fletcher commented that Muni had previously recommended during the FY2004 
Budget process a paratransit fare increase. Mr. Murphy remarked that the Council did 
recommend and support at that time the paratransit fare increase for Lift Van and 
Group Van users. 

She commented that there were no anticipated significant adverse impacts on service 
standards from the service adjustments and changes in service were primarily in areas 
were ridership levels had fallen. Some of the savings from service adjustments would 
be used to improve service in operating more problematic lines such as the 29-Sunset 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega. 

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Regarding on-time performance, Ms. Fletcher commented that on-time performance 
continued to be a difficult issue vis-a-vis Muni's goals. This year's goal of 85% on-time 
performance might not be achieved, but every effort was being made with Operations 
implementing programs to improve on-time performance. 

She stated that labor savings were considered as a last resort, but with Muni's budget 
being 71% labor it was extremely difficult to attain a balance budget without impacting 
labor. Cost savings through the collective bargaining process and workforce reductions 
were considered. With a continued focus on improving performance and service, Muni 
has undertaken a process to analyze and prioritize service deliveries as well as 
considering deferment of certain activities for one to two years. 

Based on a lost of $5M to the Capital Budget, Ms. Fletcher explained that the exact 
ramifications of transferring funds from the Capital Budget to the Operating Budget 
have not yet been determined. Muni's Capital Planning group would initiate a public 
process in which prioritizing Capital Programs would occur. 

Ms. Fletcher stated that the planned appropriation of approximately $7.3M from the 
Breda Lease/Leaseback Transaction Revenues in FY2005 had not been programmed in 
Muni's Capital Program and was not expected to have an immediate impact on Muni's 
FY2005 Capital Program. Muni proposes to repay the funds over the course of the next 
seven years at about $1M per year. The appropriation of funds would impact the total 
funding to the Capital Program and the $7.3M would not be available until FY2013. 

Mr. Cimento asked about the total number of Muni FTE positions and the number of 
positions being considered for workforce reduction that were actually filled. Ms. 
Fletcher responded that of the total number of FTE position within Muni was about 
4,500 and of the 125 positions affected by the workforce reduction was about 98% of 
the positions are filled. 

Ms. Fletcher addressed Mr. Cimento's questions regarding Capital expenses by stating 
that Muni has two different budgeting processes - one for the Operating Budget and the 
other for the Capital Budget. She explained that the Capital Program is not represented 
in the Operating Budget. The $12. 3M was from two funding sources. One source was 
Federal Section 5307 Funds (flexible funding) that could be used for either operating or 
capital purchases. Under the terms of the regional agreement, Muni's has chosen to 
use $5M of allocated funding for operating that would have be used for capital. Funds 
were allowed to fund preventative maintenance. Muni's Preventative Maintenance 
Project is approximately $16M to $17M. The other $7.3M of the $12. 3M was revenue 
attained through the lease/leaseback transaction. Muni received approximately $40M 
through the lease/leaseback transaction. Approximately $33M of the $40M was 
programmed to Capital Projects and the remainder, which has not yet been 
programmed, would be appropriated into the Operating Budget. 

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The Chair called for public comment. 

Jeremy Nelson (Policy Directory, Transportation for Livable City [TLC]) distributed to the 
Council his comments (attachment). He stated that TLC had reviewed the proposed 
Muni service cuts, that the service cuts appear to have been done very strategically, 
and could be sustained with minimal hardships. He commented that TLC was pleased 
that a (general) fare increase was not included in the proposed budget. Mr. Nelson 
asked that the Council request the MTAB to direct Muni and DPT to 
immediately begin studying other revenue proposals to create a more 
diversified and stable funding basis. He remarked, as discussed during the earlier 
FAC meeting, that Ms. Fletcher commented that Muni's revenue sources are reciprocal 
in relations to the economy. He suggested that Muni and DPT should work with not 
only there own experts but with other outside expertise around the country for other 
ways of funding to stabilize and diversify the funding base. Specifically, to thwart the 
necessity to slightly increase fees and fares or cut services next year. Mr. Nelson 
extended an offer to address the Council regarding the TLC's proposals contained in the 
distributed comments. 

Mr. Murphy stated that during the FAC meeting and as Chair of that 
Committee, a commitment was made that the FAC would hold discussions on 
the TLC proposals and would invite Mr. Nelson to participate. 

Noting no further public comments, the Chair presented the following 
motions from the FAC's earlier meeting and stated that the motions would be 
passed by consent calendar item. He stated that any one of the motions 
could be excluded as a consent calendar item and the Council would consider 
the motion separately. 

Motion b: The MTA CAC recommends that Muni bring a list of possible 
project deferments contemplated under the 5307 reallocation to 
the MTA CAC for recommendations before any decision is made. 

Motion c: The MTA CAC recommends that MTA staff consult with the MTA 
CAC on the programmatic impact of administrative position cuts. 

Motion d: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA explore ways to save 
money by integrating functions between Muni and DPT, and 
recommends that a report on these efforts be included in the 
FY2006 budget. 

Motion e: The MTA CAC urges that Muni minimize the transfer of 
preventative maintenance money to operating expenses and 



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balance it with service cuts if appropriate so we have scheduled 
service cuts rather than unscheduled service cuts. 

Motion f: The MTA CAC urges that Muni and DPT propose a way for DPT to 
reorganize its budget to allow for additional enforcement officers, 
particularly in San Francisco neighborhoods. 

Motion g: The MTA CAC recommends that, for the FY2006 budget process 
we have recent numbers (2004 or more recent) for lines under 
consideration for service adjustments. 

Motion h: The MTA CAC urges that the MTA ask employees for cost-saving 
ideas and offering incentives for same. 

The Chair called for discussion on the consent calendar. 

Responding to Mr. Cimento's request to discuss Motion b, Mr. Murphy explained as part 
of balancing the budget, Muni plans to defer a preventative maintenance project, under 
5307 Funding, and the Council's desires to have input as to which project should be 
chosen for deferment. 

Mr. Ferrario commented that regarding Motion g, most current ridership numbers were 
desired. 

Ms. Drennen asked that Motion e be removed from the consent calendar and 
considered separately. 

Mr. Weaver moved the consent calendar as amended (without Motion e), 
which was seconded by Mr. Ferrario: 

Motion b: The MTA CAC recommends that Muni bring a list of possible 
project deferments contemplated under the 5307 reallocation to 
the MTA CAC for recommendations before any decision is made. 

Motion c: The MTA CAC recommends that MTA staff consult with the MTA 
CAC on the programmatic impact of administrative position cuts. 

Motion d: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA explore ways to save 
money by integrating functions between Muni and DPT, and 
recommends that a report on these efforts be included in the 
FY2006 budget. 

Motion f: The MTA CAC urges that Muni and DPT propose a way for DPT to 
reorganize its budget to allow for additional enforcement officers, 
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Motion g: The MTA CAC recommends that, for the FY2006 budget process 
we have recent numbers (2004 or more recent) for lines under 
consideration for service adjustments. 

Motion h: The MTA CAC urges that the MTA ask employees for cost-saving 
ideas and offering incentives for same. 

Noting no further discussion, the Chair called for a vote on the consent 
calendar as amended. 

The consent calendar as amended passed. 

Daniel Murphy, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, 
Cesar Perez, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Sue Cauthen, Nia Crowder, Ellen Hayes, 
Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent were absent. 

The Chair called for Motion e as follows: 

Motion e: The MTA CAC urges that Muni minimize the transfer of 
preventative maintenance money to operating expenses and 
balance it with service cuts if appropriate so we have scheduled 
service cuts rather than unscheduled service cuts. 

Ms. Downey expressed the opinion that when preventative maintenance is not 
performed service failures as a result of mechanical breakdowns are tantamount to 
unscheduled service cuts. She commented that in order to prevent unscheduled service 
cuts the portion of the budget balancing that addresses service cuts should be 
rescinded in favor of greater service cuts as much as possible as a safeguard. 

Mr. Cimento expressed the view that the motion appeared to be a mixture of two 
issues. He suggested that of the motion inferred a host of Capital Projects and Muni 
should not defer preventative maintenance projects under the Capital Projects. 

Ms. Downey explained that all the projects listed for deferment were maintenance type 
projects. 

Mr. Ferrario expressed the opinion that his understanding of the motion was that if 
there are further service adjustments that could be made without totally impacting 
service then the repair projects should not be deferred. 

Responding to Mr. Cimento's question concerning the funding of preventative 
maintenance, Ms. Fletcher explained that preventative maintenance is funded through 
the Operating Budget. She commented, that there are some items which are 
historically funded through the Capital Program that are a critical part of Muni's 



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infrastructure. Such items could be considered as preventative maintenance and are 
not normally funded from the Operating Budget. 

Mr. Ferrario called for the Previous Question; the Chair called for a vote on 
Motion e. 

Motion e failed to carry. 

Daniel Murphy, Joan Downey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Emily 
Drennen, Art Cimento, Steve Ferrario voted no; Sue Cauthen, Nia Crowder, Ellen 
Hayes, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent were absent. 

The Secretary advised the Chair that Mr. Perez departed at 6:23 p.m. and the 
Council failed to maintain quorum. 

The Chair indicated that the Council would continue with presentations from 
staff. 

Mr. Cimento expressed the view that part of the concept of Proposition E was to create 
more of a long-term financial planning that would prevent the annual scramble 
associated with closing budget gaps regarding the budget process. He inquired about 
Muni's long-term plan or multi-year view to avoid this process. 

Ms. Fletcher explained that Muni was clearly aware of the challenges and has been in 
the process of looking at the issues that affect developing a long-term budget plan. 
Over the past couple of years, Muni has focused it resources on improving efficiency, 
fare review and development of alternative revenue resources. She stated that Muni 
Staff welcomes the opportunity to work with the Council to develop such a concept. 

Mr. Weaver suggested that the Council should become more involved early 
on in the budget process to raise the public's conscientiousness in 
understanding the root problems associated with Muni's annual budgeting 
process. 

The Chair stated that the Council should set as a priority for the coming year 
to try to find a resolution to the annual scramble associated with closing 
budget gaps regarding the budget process. 

Ms. Fletcher explained that there is always a prioritization process that has to take place 
regarding human resources, i.e., this year's reauthorization of Proposition K that has an 
impact on the budget process. 



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Wednesday, February 25, 2004 

Service Adjustments 

The Chair asked Peter Straus (Manager, Service Planning [Muni]) to provide the Council 
a brief review regarding potential service adjustments as presented at today's FAC 
meeting. 

Mr. Straus referred Council Members to Attachment D to the MTAB draft calendar item 
regarding the FY2005 Budget (attachment). He stated that ridership had declined over 
the last two years and a downward variant in ridership up to about 7.7% occurred 
between FY2002 and FY2003. Mr. Straus remarked that ridership was about the same 
level of 1995. He stated that approximately $5M in service adjustments (frequency and 
structural changes to service lines) was proposed. The proposal was a net reduction in 
service but a number of service enhancements through adjusting ridership on existing 
lines was included in the proposal. Lines load factor standards, as defined in the Short 
Range Transit Plan (SRTP), that operate at policy were not considered, however, lines 
that operated more frequently were reviewed. He provided the Council a detailed 
explanation of service lines affected by the proposed service adjustments and 
commented on a variation to the proposal. 

Mr. Ferrario requested that before service adjustments choices are made and 
actually put into effect, public outreach should be conducted and the Council 
receives a briefing on the about the outreach. 

Mr. Straus agreed with Mr. Ferrario's request. 

Mr. Ferrario stated that for the FY2006 budget cycle, the Council would like 
to have more current and better ridership numbers; numbers that are 
actually more appropriate. He expressed the opinion that it is difficult to make a 
comfortable decision in FY2005 based on numbers attained in 2002. 

Mr. Straus stated that the (ridership) numbers were from FY2003 and data collection 
was generally performed once a year. He remarked that the majority of (ridership) 
numbers were obtained during the later part of 2003. 

Mr. Ferrario expressed concern about the swap between the 7-Haight (an electric line) 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega (a diesel lines). He inquired about Muni having any long- 
term plan to actually electrify the 71-Haight-Norega that was proposed to replace the 7- 
Haight. 

Mr. Straus replied that the swap was not considered as a long-term plan. The 71- 
Haight-Norega is a prime candidate for electrification and a Conceptional Engineering 
Report (CER) was done before the project was suspended. He suggested that the 
Council consider perusing this matter. 

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Mr. Cimento commented that a similar issue exists with choosing the alternative 
replacement of the 3-Jackson (an electric line) with the 12-Folsom (a diesel line). 

Mr. Straus stated that in the short-term, the 12-Folson only operates during the day, 
which should make the adjustment more agreeable. He explained an undeveloped 
long-term proposal concerning possibly extending the 10-Townsend from Potero Hill to 
create a very strong trolley coach service line. 

Mr. Murphy commented that the operating of diesel coaches was rather a short-term 
issue in that Proposition I was before the electorate and the California Air Resources 
Board (CARB) does not allow transit agencies to purchase non-hybrid diesel buses. 

Mr. Weaver expressed the opinion that when the trolley line replaced the diesel buses 
on the 24-Divisadero line, the overhead utilities wires that existed along the right of 
way should have been undergrounded instead of just being moved higher into the air. 
He commented that residents' support for electrification of lines would be greater 
through the promise of quieter vehicles and the undergrounding of overhead utilities 
lines, except for the Muni string wires. Mr. Weaver stated that undergrounding of 
utilities lines is paid for through Rule 20A Funds. He suggested that Muni Staff should 
discussion with Barbara Moy (Chief, Bureau of Street Use and Mapping [Department of 
Public Works]) the process of placing Muni trolley projects into a 20A Fund plan to 
ensure that the undergrounding of utilities wires are done at the same time when lines 
are electrified. 

Mr. Straus commented that Mr. Weaver's concerns were a good strategy that Muni 
endeavors to implement. 

The Chair called for public comment and none was given. 

The Chair stated that without objection, since the Council was not able to act on any of 
the remaining agenda items (lost or quorum), Agenda Items 7 through 12 would 
be continued to the Council March 4 th meeting. 

Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Budget 

Julia Dawson's (Deputy Director, Budget and Administration [DPT]) referred Committee 
Members to page 8 to the MTAB draft calendar item regarding the FY2005 Budget and 
provided the Committee a handout which gave an overview of the Department's 
FY2005 Budget (attachments). She stated that the Department's budget is currently 
balanced with a total of revenues and expenses of $72. 6M. Due a significant change in 
the assumption of the General Fund Transfer the previous shortfall of about $2.8M was 
filled. As part of the City's Charter Amendment that created the MTA, DPT has a 
General Fund Transfer. She stated that the Department receives revenues for a variety 
of activities, such as parking meters and garages, enforcement-related activities (two 

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Wednesday, February 25, 2004 

different types of tow fees and street closures fees), permit and other fees, state 
contribution related to the gas tax from the City's allocation of State Road Fund 
contribution, and Red Light Violations for funding the Red Light Camera Program. 

DPT's Operating Budget 

Providing a summary of projected expenses, Ms. Dawson stated the following: 

• Wages are about 56% of the total budget. 

• An assortment of contracts, including citation processing and parking meter coin 
collection, and other smaller rental payments for a variety of facilities, was 
about 18% of the total expense budget. 

• Material and supplies account for about 3% of the budget. 

• Capital Outlay - a little more that 1% of the budget. 

• Debt Service related to bond issues associated to parking garages, repayment of 
LED traffic signal lights, and a repayment of loan for the purchase of new 
parking meters. 

• Services of other City Departments (work orders to City Attorney, workers 
compensation payments (medical, disability and other related rehabilitation cost, 
telephone and computer service, vehicles maintenance, fuel cost, etc.). 

• Capital Recovery (reflects the number of traffic engineering and operations 
positions charged off to Capital Programs and related expenses and recoveries). 

• A significant technical change to the Engineering Division increased the 
Department's salaries (fringe benefit costs for paid time off expense for Capital 
Budget positions). 

• Added a contingency for future wage and benefits due to uncertainty around the 
impending labor negotiations. 

She commented that efficiency changes to the budget included: 

• A decrease in contractual cost for parking meter collection based on actual 
experience in current year. 

• Small reductions to building maintenance and equipment leases. 

• Reduction in training. 

• Deferred purchasing new parking meters (reduced materials and supplies cost. 

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• Budgeted a line item of about $300,000 to replace inefficient vehicles and any 
facilities/emergency unfunded needs that might arise in the coming year. 

• Decreased the Debt Service line item as a result of finalizing the repayment 
schedule to the State for LEDs reducing the cost by about $400,000. 

• An increase in mailing cost based on actual mailing for citation adjudication or 
Residential Parking Permit (RPP) fees and correspondence. 

• And adjustment that represents half of the parking meter increase was 
projected at $6.6M and was actually being realized at about $3.6M. 

DPT's Capital Budget 

• $127, 500 proposed for parking garage maintenance. 

• $120,00 for purchase of traffic signal controllers. 

• $2.2M for the Livable Streets Program. 

Responding to Ms. Drennen's question concerning combining DPT's meter collection 
with Muni's revenue, Ms. Dawson explained the physical requirements and differences 
associated with meter coin collection and Muni's Revenue. 

Ms. Downey inquired about the $2.2M for the Livable Streets Programs including the 
cost of installing traffic signal with controllers for Transit Preferential Signalization (TPS) 
and pedestrian crosswalk countdown signals. Ms. Dawson explained that the 
equipment has been funded mostly through sales tax and the same DPT's staff might 
be assigned to both projects. 

Mr. Ferrario commented that a Federal funded study on the effectiveness of the 
pedestrian crosswalk countdown signals concluded that the equipment was very 
successful. 

Mr. Cimento inquired about the impact of the emergency towing contract on DPT's 
Budget. Ms. Dawson stated that DPT Staff is currently assessing potential impacts and 
the only issues that might be related that could have a fiscal impact are property 
transitions and improvements. 

The Chair stated that as an agenda item for the Council's March 4 th meeting, Gerald 
Norman (Executive Director, DPT) would brief the Council on the towing contract. 

Mr. Weaver inquired about DPT having any statistics on what percent of sidewalk 
parking calls are received and responded to or what percent of cars on any given block 
of San Francisco are parked on the sidewalk. Ms. Dawson stated that DPT would have 

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Wednesday, February 25, 2004 

difficulty in collecting data regarding the number of cars parked on the sidewalks of San 
Francisco on any given block. She commented that her understanding is that DPT's 
Enforcement Division receives calls concerning violations and calls are dispatches to 
regional Driveway Detail personnel in the area. She explained that if there is not an 
officer in the area and there are very few staff assigned on a given evening to perform 
driveway detail, it is possible that all calls are not responded to. DPT makes an effort to 
respond to all calls. 

Mr. Weaver expressed the view that responses to sidewalk parking complaints often 
occur days after a complaint has been registered. 

Ms. Dawson explained that there is an attempt to regionalize (enforcement) and 
respond to sidewalk parking complaints on a neighborhood basis. She commented that 
it is difficult to respond to every sidewalk parking complaint if a number of complaints 
are received in the evening since the Department was setup to traditionally enforce 
violations that occur between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. After 6:00 p.m. some personnel 
are only Driveway Detailed oriented and the Department focuses on driveway violations 
at that time which takes precedence over citations. The San Francisco Police 
Department (SFPD) responds to sidewalk parking violation that occurs after midnight. 

Mr. Ferrario inquired about a possible citywide emergency and how DPT responds to 
traffic issues. Ms. Dawson stated that there is an emergency response plan and DPT 
personnel have assigned deployments. 

Lorraine Fuqua (DPT MTA CAC Liaison) stated at the previous two Council meetings, 
Members inquired about the status of the Council's recommendations that DPT 
increased the sidewalk-parking fine to $100. Ms. Dawson stated that DPT provided 
necessary information for the Board of Supervisors to consider the recommendation, 
which is to be calendared for the Supervisors' consideration. 

The Chair extended the Council's thanks to Ms. Dawson for attending today's meeting. 

The Chair called for public comment and none was given. 

12. Adjournment (Agenda Item 13). Noting no objections, the Chair adjourned the 
meeting at 7:22 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 6 - 

Municipal Transportation Agency - FY2005 Operating Budget [PowerPoint Presentation 

- pages 1-11] (February 25, 2004) 

Jeremy Nelson (Policy Directory, Transportation for Livable City [TLC]) Comments 

Draft MTAB Calendar Item (Brief Description: MTA Budget FY2005 Budget Request) 

DPT - FY2005 Budget Outlook [PowerPoint Presentation - pages 15-19] 

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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
City and County of San Francisco 

DIVISION: FINANCE and ADMINISTRATION 

BRTEF DESCRIPTION: Recommend approval of the Municipal Transportation Agency FY2005 Budget 
Request, comprised of the Municipal Railway Department's FY2005 Operating Budget of $475,945,655 and the 
Department of Parking and Traffic's FY2005 Operating and Capital Budgets of $72,627,498. 

SUMMARY: 

• The Municipal Railway Department's FY2005 Operating Budget was faced with a $31 .9 million shortfall. The 
Muni Operating Budget Request of $475.9 million reflects a series of revenue adjustments and expenditure 
reductions that are required to balance the budget request. 

• The FY2005 budget request includes a schedule of Paratransit fare changes, and authorizes continuation of 
various fare programs. 

• The Parking and Traffic FY2005 Operating and Capital Budgets of $72 .6 million reflect a $ 1 .5 million increase 
in operating revenues compared to the FY2004 budget. 

• This item authorizes the Director of Transportation to execute an agreement with the Bay Area Rapid Transit 
(BART) District to allow for use of the Muni Fast Pass® on BART in San Francisco, and to reimburse BART 
for such use. 

• This item authorizes the Director of Transportation to execute an agreement with the Bay Area Rapid Transit 
(BART) District for Muni to accept payment from BART for Muni providing connecting bus service to BART 
stations in San Francisco. 

• This item authorizes the Director of Transportation to discontinue service on the 3 or 4 line and the 7 line, if he 
considers such reductions necessary and appropriate, after completion of any environmental review required by 
CEQA, any required public hearings, and any required review by the Board of Supervisors under Charter 
§8A.108. 

• This item authorizes the Director of Transportation to make technical and clerical adjustments to the 
departmental budget requests following their submittal to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors, provided that 
the MTA Board must approve significant technical adjustments. 

ENCLOSURES: 

1. MTAB Resolution 

2. Attachment A - Municipal Railway FY2005 Operating Budget by Line-Item 

3 . Attachment B - Parking & Traffic FY2005 Operating Budget by Line-Item 

4. Attachment C - Schedule of Paratransit Fares 

5. Attachment D - Proposed Service Adjustments 

APPROVALS: DATE 

DEPUTY OF DIVISION 

PREPARING ITEM 



FINANCE 

DDRECTOR 

SECRETARY 



ADOPTED RESOLUTION Alicia Fletcher 

BE RETURNED TO 

ASSIGNED MTAB CALENDAR DATE: 



EXPLANATION: 

Background 

On July 1, 2002, the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) came under the 
jurisdiction of the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA). As a result, the MTA 
budget requests for both the Municipal Railway (Muni) and DPT are covered under a 
single calendar item. The FY2005 budget request represents the second time that the 
MTA Board will be taking action on both the Muni and DPT budgets. The San Francisco 
Charter (Charter) requires the MTA Board of Directors to submit a budget that is 
balanced without the need for additional funds. The budget may also include service 
reductions or abandonment. The MTA is also required to certify that the budget is 
adequate in making substantial progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and 
performance standards for the fiscal year. 

FY2005 Municipal Railway Budget 

Muni's Operating Budget pays for the following types of expenditures: 

Employee wages and fringe benefits 
Materials and supplies 
Workers' compensation 
Judgments and claims 
Contractual services 
Equipment and facility leases 
Services from other City Departments 
Use of Muni Fast Pass® on BART 

Combined, salaries and fringe benefits (such as health insurance and retirement) comprise 
72 percent of total operating expenditures. 

Muni's Operating Budget does not pay for the procurement of new transit vehicles, the 
construction of new facilities, major upgrades to existing facilities, or certain equipment 
purchases. These types of expenditures are typically funded from grants as part of 
Muni's Capital Program. 

Muni's primary FY2005 operating revenues are: 

• Parking tax, fines and garage revenues (27 percent of total revenues); 

• The General Fund contribution to Muni, which is set by formula under 
Proposition E (21 percent of total revenues); 

• Passenger Fares (26 percent of total revenues); and 

• Intergovernmental revenues, primarily in the form of sales tax revenues (17 
percent of total revenues). 



Sizing of Muni's Budget Shortfall 

In development of the FY2003 and the FY2004 budgets, staff was able to balance the 
budget while preserving service levels and positions by enhancing its revenue sources, 
holding vacant positions empty, and reducing non-salary expenditures. In addition, 
employees assisted by picking up their contribution for retirement and through other 
labor agreement adjustments. 

The expectation is that FY2005 will be the last year of economic downturn, and that by 
FY2006 the economic recovery will favorably affect Muni's revenues and ridership. 
However, for FY2005, more rigorous expenditure reduction measures will be necessary 
to produce a balanced budget. Discussion with the Board of Directors concerning the 
development of the FY2005 Muni budget began in January 2004. Staff has previously 
presented FY2005 budget information to the Board on January 6, 2004, January 20, 2004, 
February 3, 2004, and February 17, 2004. Concurrent to meeting with the Board of 
Directors, staff has been meeting with the Citizens Advisory Council and the unions to 
keep them apprised of the status and development of Muni's FY2005 budget. 

Initially, staff identified the size of the FY2005 shortfall as being $25.6 million. 
However, because the employer contribution for retirement for FY2005 is expected to be 
higher than was originally anticipated (4.5 percent versus 2.5 percent), and in expectation 
of negative effects of the State budget, the shortfall grew to $31.9 million as of February 
17, 2004. This shortfall has been addressed through a combination of increased revenues, 
expenditure reductions, service level adjustments, and labor savings. 

Under the Charter, the Controller must certify each City Department's revenue estimates 
for the coming fiscal year. As a result, the Controller's Office is the source of revenue 
estimates for Muni's sales tax revenues, parking revenues, and General Fund support. 

Paratransit Fares 

As a continuation of changes implemented last year, there is an adjustment to the 
Paratransit fare structure for Lift Van and Group Van. This is detailed in Attachment C. 

Muni's Paratransit program provides four modes of Paratransit service: 

• Taxi: Demand response service on general public taxis, including ramp taxis 
for wheelchair users; 

• Lift Van: Pre-scheduled van service for wheelchair users; 

• ADA Access: Pre-scheduled van service for ambulatory customers; and 



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Group Van: Van service for groups of individuals going to a single location, 
such as an adult day health care center. 



Paratransit Growth 

Muni's Paratransit Program has experienced significant growth in both demand and 
operating costs since the late 1990s. Factors that have contributed to the growth in 
demand include improved taxi service in the City, an aging population, an increase in the 
number of people with disabilities and seniors living independently, and the fact that the 
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has made more people aware of their right to 
public transportation. 

Paratransit Fares Raise Equity Concerns 

Since 1996, staff and members of the Paratransit Coordinating Council's Fare Equity 
Subcommittee have discussed equity concerns raised by the Paratransit fare structure. In 
particular, there have been concerns expressed about the level of Lift Van and Group Van 
fares in comparison to the fares for taxi and ADA Access service. Last year only the taxi 
fares were raised, amplifying the imbalance. 

Paratransit Fare Changes 

Muni has worked closely with the senior and disabled community to develop the 
Paratransit fare proposal described below. Both staff and the Paratransit community 
would prefer a fare increase rather than service cuts to non-ADA mandated services. The 
fare proposal, developed in consultation with the Paratransit Coordinating Council's 
Executive Committee and Resource Analysis and Allocation Subcommittee, addresses 
equity concerns by minimizing the differences in fares across all Paratransit modes. The 
proposed fare increase would generate an estimated $220,000 in additional revenue in 
FY2005. 



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The table below summarizes the Paratransit fare proposal: 

Current and Proposed Paratransit Fares By Mode 



Mode 


Current Fare 


Proposed Fare 
FY2005 


Lift Van 


$10.00 for a monthly fast 
pass or $.40 per trip 


$1.00 per trip 1 


Group Van 


$ 1 0.00 per month per 
average daily attendee 


$1.00 per trip 

[Or $.75 per trip for trips 
provided using agency- 
supplied vehicles.] 


Taxi 


$4.00 per $30 book of 
scrip 


$4.00 per $30 book of scrip 


ADA Access 


$1.65 per trip 


$1.65 per trip 



To continue to encourage Muni fixed route usage when possible, lift van customers who purchase 10 one- 
way ride tickets will also receive upon request a $10 monthly fixed route disabled sticker to be placed on 
their Regional Transit Discount I.D. card, for unlimited rides on Muni fixed route service during that 
month. 



Plan for Balancing Muni's FY2005 Budget 

The proposed FY2005 operating revenues and expenses for Muni are summarized under 
Attachment A. Staff has proposed the following series of revenue-related changes that 
would assist in closing a portion of the budget deficit: 

• As in FY2003 and FY2004, use of available federal funding for preventive 
maintenance. The amount to be used will increase from $10 million to $15 
million for FY2005; and 

• Appropriate $7.3 million in Lease/Leaseback funds; and 

• Advance joint development projects to generate operating revenues of $0. 1 
million in FY2005; and 

• Establish income requirements for Project 20 to generate an anticipated $0.2 
million in operating revenues. 

In total, these revenue-related changes would close approximately $12.6 million of the 
$3 1.9 million budget gap. 






Revenue Initiatives 

Federal Funding for Preventive Maintenance 

Federal 5307 funds are formula funds programmed by the Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission (MTC) for capital replacement. However, under limited circumstances, a 
specified portion of these funds is also eligible to be used for preventive maintenance, an 
operating activity normally paid out of the operating budget. In FY2003 and FY2004, 
Muni used $10 million in 5307 funds for preventive maintenance. An agreement at MTC 
changed the formula for FY2004, allowing all transit operators in the region to be flexible 
with the FY2004 allocation such that the allocation could be used over three fiscal years 
(FY2004, FY2005, and FY2006), in either the capital or the operating budgets. 
Operators had the option to use their FY2004 allocation all in one year, or spread it out 
across the three fiscal years. 

The MTC agreement set Muni's 5307 funds at $30 million in FY2004. Muni chose to 
allocate $10 million to the operating budget in each of the three years, resulting in an 
offsetting reduction to the available capital funding in each year. In FY2005, Muni is 
opting to use $15 million. This will also reduce the amount of funding available in 
FY2006 by $5 million. 

Use of Lease/Leaseback Funds 

In the past two years Muni has received $40.2 million in one-time revenues from 
leveraged lease-leaseback transactions involving Breda light rail vehicles (LRVs). Of 
this money, $32.9 million is programmed for various capital projects and one-time 
initiatives. For the FY2005 Operating Budget, Muni is proposing to use the remaining 
$7.3 million. 

Advance Joint Development Projects 

Staff anticipates that Muni will receive $75,000 in lease payments from the 
Mission/Steuart project in FY2005. Other development projects, such as Kirkland and 
Presidio, will take longer to realize additional revenues. Staff explored shorter-term 
options, such as an outright sale of air rights at Presidio, but significant uncertainty 
associated with this type of transaction results in no material gain for Muni from such a 
sale. 

Establish Income Requirements for Project 20 

Project 20 is a program wherein one can pay off parking fines through work credits or 
payments over time. Because Muni receives parking fine revenues, this affects Muni. 
The proposal is to institute means testing to use this program, such as applying the type 
of eligibility requirements that the San Francisco Criminal Courts use to determine 
eligibility for public defender services. This proposal is estimated to generate an 
additional $0.2 million for Muni. 



Muni Cost Saving Initiatives 

Staff also proposes to implement the following initiatives to reduce operating expenses 
by $19.3 million to close the remaining FY2005 budget gap: 

• In response to a new state law, offer Health Care Organization (HCO) coverage in 
lieu of individual provider coverage for worker's compensation claims resulting 
in savings of $1.0 million; and 



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Implement service adjustments, as detailed in Attachment D, resulting in savings 
of $7.0 million; and 



Labor savings, yielding an estimated $1 1.3 million in cost savings. 

Additional information on each of these initiatives is provided below. 

Worker's Compensation Savings 

Staff is proposing to implement measures to better control worker's compensation 
medical costs through the use of Health Care Organizations (HCOs). A recent change in 
California law makes it easier for employers to increase their control over worker's 
compensation medical care and expenses through the use of HCOs. It is anticipated this 
will save $1.0 million in FY2005. 

Proposed Service Adjustments 

Muni ridership has declined in the past several years, but most schedules have remained 
static. Indeed, Proposition E Service Standard reports have indicated that many lines are 
operating substantially below capacity. Sound management practice advises that 
schedules should be periodically adjusted in order to ensure that Muni's resources are 
being used as efficiently as possible. Staff has identified lines and periods on which 
slight reductions in frequency appear warranted and is proposing minor service 
adjustments. In addition, staff is proposing the discontinuance of service on the 3 or 4 
line, and the 7 line. This, in concert with run-cutting efficiencies, should result in savings 
of $7.0 million. 

The Director of Transportation would be authorized to discontinue service on the 3 or 4 
line and the 7 line, if he considers such reductions necessary and appropriate, after 
completion of any environmental review required by CEQA, any required public 
hearings, and any required review by the Board of Supervisors under Charter §8A.108. 
Muni anticipates noticing and holding a public hearing regarding the proposed service 
changes in March 2004. Muni has sent the proposed service changes to the Planning 
Department for an initial environmental review pursuant to the California Environmental 
Quality Act. Muni anticipates that the Planning Department will be able to conclude its 
environmental review before the budget is adopted by the Board of Supervisors. 



Labor Savings 

Labor costs, including fringe benefits, make up 72 percent of Muni's operating 
expenditures. In FY2003 there were no reductions in force, and in FY2004, the 
reductions were minimal. In addition, in FY2004, $3 million in savings was achieved 
through an agreement with TWU Local 25 OA. 

For FY2005, staff is proposing total savings of $1 1.3 million in the labor area. Of this, 
$8.8 million is to come through 125 workforce reductions, and another $2.5 million 
through negotiated savings during the collective bargaining process. To the extent that 
negotiated savings are not realized, or that planned for reductions do not generate savings 
anticipated, then Muni must plan for workforce reductions that exceed the current 
baseline amount. A "meet and confer" process with the affected unions is required 
before any staff reductions may occur. 



FY2005 Department of Parking and Traffic Budget 

Parking and Traffic operating revenues of $72,627,498 are from the following sources: 



• General Fund Transfer (47%) 

• Revenue from Parking and Traffic Activities (44%) 

o Parking meters 

o Parking garages 

o Enforcement-related activities, such as towing and booting vehicles 

o Permits 

o Pass through and miscellaneous revenues 

• Road Fund Contribution (6%) 

• Red Light Violations (3 %) 

Parking and Traffic's operating budget of $69,878,708 pays for the following expenses: 

• Employee wages and fringe benefits (56%) 

• Non-personal services, including rental property and contractual services (1 8%) 

• Materials and supplies (3%) 

• Capital Outlay (0%) 

• Debt Service (12%) 
Services from other City Departments, including city attorney services, worker's 
compensation, telephone and computer services, vehicle maintenance and fuel 
(16%) 
Capital Recovery (-5%) 



• 



• 



Parking and Traffic's capital budget of $2,748,790 pays for the following expenses: 

• $2.2 million for the Livable Streets Program 

• $ 1 27,500 for garage and lot maintenance 

• $ 120,000 for replacement traffic signal controllers 

• $301,290 for facilities maintenance and capital equipment 

Initial Budget Shortfall 

In our initial presentations to the MTA Board of Directors, Parking and Traffic was 
forecasting a $2.8 million budget shortfall. On February 17 th , staff presented to the Board 
a balanced budget. The budget document (Attachment B) contains the details of the 
proposed budget. 

Changes to Revenues 

DPT staff had been projecting that the General Fund transfer would decrease 10 percent 
due to the decline in citywide discretionary revenues. After the completion of the six- 
month report, the Controller's Office issued a revised number, resulting in a one percent 
increase in the General Fund transfer amount over the FY2004 budgeted amount. 
Shortfalls in other parking revenues, such as parking meters and towing, have resulted in 
a $5 million reduction in Parking and Traffic generated revenues as compared to Fiscal 
Year 2004. Staff has implemented some cost saving measures to improve the net revenue 
from parking garages, which has resulted in a slight increase to projected revenues in 
some garages or, in other garages, minimized projected reductions. Revenues from the 
state gasoline tax and red light violations remain unchanged from FY2004. Staff has also 
eliminated a one-time revenue transfer to the Municipal Railway, resulting in a $ 1 million 
revenue increase. 

Changes to Expenses 

Wages: The change in permanent salaries reflects adjustments to employee wages 
because of progressions to higher salary steps and the one less workday in FY2005. The 
slight increase in premium pay is based on actual spending projections in FY2004. Staff 
has also included increases in the permanent salaries to cover the expense of paid time off 
incurred by positions charging their regular salary expense to capital projects and the full 
cost of positions covered by departmental and division overhead rates. The 
corresponding recovery from capital projects is budgeted under Capital Recovery. 

Fringe Benefits: The restoration of the City retirement contribution, currently in the 
budget as 4.5% of the Department's payroll costs, is included in this line item. In 
addition, staff has incorporated an estimated increase of 17% in the cost of health care 
benefits and a contingency for potential increased costs due to labor negotiations, 
including the restoration of the 7.5% employee contribution. 



Non-Personal Services: Non-Personal Service expenses are projected to decrease by 
$233,065. Cost savings in training, employee field expense, parking meter collection 
services, building maintenance, and equipment leases are greater than the increased rental 
payments by the future towing services contractor and utility costs. 

Materials and Supplies: Staff has reduced expenses by deferring the purchase of new 
parking meters and reducing expenses for supplies. 

Capital Outlay: The completion of payments for vehicles purchased through the City 
program has resulted in a decreased expense in this line item. 

Debt Service: Debt service will decrease in FY2005 because of minor changes to 
repayment schedules for parking garage bonds and a reduction in the anticipated cost of 
the annual repayment for the LED traffic signal loan. 

Services of Other Departments: Services of Other Departments are projected to 
increase for City Attorney services, the Controller's audit division services as approved 
by the voters in November 2003, and mailing costs. These increases are offset by a 
reduction in the work order for the San Francisco Police Department for traffic regulation 
and control services related to the parking meter rate increase and projected decreases for 
vehicle maintenance and fuel. 

Capital Recovery: This figure represents the estimated recoveries in paid time off and 
overhead expenses the Department will collect as a result of employees charging their 
hours to capital projects and grants. 



Capital Budget 

In addition to the proposals to fund $127,500 for parking garage maintenance and 
$120,000 for traffic signal controllers, staff has added $301,290 for a new project that 
would cover facility maintenance and equipment purchases. The capital budget also 
includes $2.2 million for the Livable Streets Program. 



Proposition E Certification That MTA Budget Is Adequate 

Charter §8 A. 106(b) requires the MTA to certify that the budgets of the Municipal 
Railway Department and the Department of Parking and Traffic are adequate in all 
respects to make substantial progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and 
performance standards established pursuant to Section 8A.103 for the fiscal year covered 
by the budget. The resolution attached to this calendar item includes that certification for 
FY2005, which covers the budgets of both Muni and DPT. 



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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

RESOLUTION No. 



WHEREAS, The FY2005 budget requests for the Municipal Railway Department 
and the Department of Parking and Traffic are being prepared in accordance with the City 
Charter Section 8A.106; and 

WHEREAS, Charter Section 8 A. 106(b) requires the Municipal Transportation 
Agency (MTA) to certify that the budgets of the Municipal Railway Department and the 
Department of Parking and Traffic are adequate in all respects to make substantial 
progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and performance standards established 
pursuant to Section 8A.103 for the fiscal year covered by the budget; and 

WHEREAS, The Municipal Railway is proposing paratransit passenger fare 
changes, which would take effect on September 1, 2004, and are itemized in Attachment 
C, as a component of the Municipal Railway's FY2005 budget request, as provided for 
under City Charter Section 8A.108; and 

WHEREAS, Pursuant to Section 10 of the MTA Rules of Order and Charter 
§16.1 12(c), duly noticed public hearings concerning the proposed Municipal Railway 
fares were conducted on February 17, 2004 and continued on February 27, 2004; and 

WHEREAS, The Municipal Railway Department's FY2005 Budget includes the 
revenue and expenditure adjustments to reflect the fare change for free service on New 
Year's Eve 2004; and 

WHEREAS, The Municipal Railway Department's Class Pass program is 
available to all colleges and universities in San Francisco, and is currently utilized by the 
University of San Francisco, and the department recommends continuation of that 
program; and 

WHEREAS, The Municipal Railway Department's FY2004 Budget authorizes 
the department to implement short-term experimental fares and the department wishes to 
continue that ability in FY2005 because it would enable the Municipal Railway to 
respond effectively to community requests; and 

WHEREAS, The Municipal Railway Department's FY2005 Budget authorizes 
the Director of Transportation to execute an agreement with the Bay Area Rapid Transit 
(BART) District to allow for use of the Muni Fast Pass® on BART in San Francisco, and 
to pay for such use; and 



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WHEREAS, The Municipal Railway Department's FY2005 Budget authorizes 
the Director of Transportation to execute an agreement with the Bay Area Rapid Transit 
(BART) District for Muni to accept payment from BART for Muni providing connecting 
bus service to BART stations in San Francisco; and 

WHEREAS, The Municipal Railway Department's FY2005 budget authorizes the 
Director of Transportation to discontinue service on the 3 or 4 line and the 7 line, if he 
considers such reductions necessary and appropriate, after completion of any 
environmental review required by CEQA, any required public hearings, and any required 
review by the Board of Supervisors under Charter §8A.108; and 

WHEREAS, Pursuant to CEQA Guideline Section 15273 (a) (1) and (2); changes 
to rates, tolls, fares and charges are statutorily exempt from CEQA review now, 
therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, That the Municipal Transportation Agency Board finds that the 
changes to paratransit fares and charges reflected in the MTA budget are statutorily 
exempt from CEQA review; and be it further 

RESOLVED, That in accordance with the requirements of City Charter Section 
8 A. 106(b), the Municipal Transportation Agency certifies that the FY2005 budgets of the 
Municipal Railway Department and the Department of Parking and Traffic are adequate 
in all respects to make substantial progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and 
performance standards established pursuant to Section 8A.103 for FY2005; and be it 
further 

RESOLVED, That the Municipal Transportation Agency Board approves the 
Municipal Railway Department's FY2005 Operating Budget of $475,945,655, as shown 
in Attachment A, appropriated at the department and character level, which includes 
labor savings as identified in the Municipal Railway Department's FY2005 Operating 
Budget and recognizing that to the extent labor cost savings are not achieved, additional 
reductions in force may be necessary; and be it further 

RESOLVED, That the Municipal Transportation Agency Board approves the 
Department of Parking and Traffic's FY2005 Operating and Capital Budget of 
$72,627,498, as shown in Attachment B, appropriated at the department and character 
level; and be it further 

RESOLVED, That the Director of Transportation is hereby authorized to make 
any necessary technical and clerical corrections to the approved budgets of the Municipal 
Railway Department and the Department of Parking and Traffic, and to allocate 
additional revenues and/or City and County discretionary revenues in order to fund 
additional adjustments to the operating budget, provided that the Director shall return to 
the Board of Directors for approval of: (1) any changes that modify departmental 
personnel counts; (2) any net change of five percent in revenues or expenditures for each 
Department; or (3) any rebalancing that maybe required if the Director of Transportation 



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decides not to make any of the service adjustments contemplated in the budget; and be it 
further 

RESOLVED, That the Municipal Transportation Agency Board approves the 
paratransit passenger fare schedule, as shown in Attachment C, which is to take effect on 
September 1, 2004, for submittal to the Board of Supervisors as an element of the 
FY2005 Budget Request, as provided for under City Charter Section 8A.108; and be it 
further 

RESOLVED, That the Municipal Transportation Agency Board approves the fare 
change request to waive fares on New Year's Eve 2004, between 8 PM on December 31, 
2004 and 6 AM January 1, 2005; and be it further 

RESOLVED, That the Municipal Railway Department is hereby authorized to 
continue the Class Pass program with all colleges and universities in San Francisco; and 
be it further 

RESOLVED, That the Director of Transportation is hereby authorized to 
implement short-term experimental fares; and be it further 

RESOLVED, That the Director of Transportation is hereby authorized to execute 
an agreement with the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) District to allow for use of the 
Muni Fast Pass® on BART in San Francisco; and be it further 

RESOLVED, That the Director of Transportation is hereby authorized to execute 
an agreement with the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) District for Muni to accept 
payment from BART for Muni providing connecting bus service to BART stations in San 
Francisco; and be it further 

RESOLVED, That the Director of Transportation is authorized to discontinue 
service on the 3 or 4 line and the 7 line, if he considers such reductions necessary and 
appropriate, after completion of environmental review, any required public hearings, and 
any required review by the Board of Supervisors under Charter §8A.108; and be it further 

RESOLVED, That whether to proceed with the proposed discontinuation of 
service on the 3 or 4 line and the 7 line is subject to the environmental review process 
required by CEQA and until that process is complete, the MTA retains discretion to 
modify these proposed service changes as necessary to mitigate significant environmental 
impacts, select other feasible alternatives to avoid such impacts, balance the benefits of 
the proposed service changes against any of their unavoidable significant impacts or 
decide not to proceed with the service changes based on information generated by the 
environmental review process. 

I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was adopted by the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board at its meeting of 



Secretary, Municipal Transportation Agency Board 



Attachment C 



Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Paratransit Fare Proposal 

Proposed Effective Date: September 1, 2004 



Mode 


Current Fare 


Proposed Fare 


Lift Van 


$10.00 for monthly 
pass or 
$0.40 per trip 


$1.00 per trip 1 


Group Van 


$10.00 per month per 
average daily attendee 


$1.00 per trip 
[$0.75 per trip for 
trips provided using 
agency supplied 
vehicles] 


Taxi 


$4.00 per $30 book of 
scrip 


$4.00 per $30 book 
of scrip 


ADA 

Access 


$1.65 


$1.65 



Paratransit fares collected by paratransit providers from neighboring counties for service 
in the Muni service area will continue at the current rate of $1 .65 per trip. 



Attachment D 



Service Adjustments 

Background: 

Muni ridership has declined in recent years consistent with declines in the San Francisco 
economy. For example, Muni ridership in FY03 was 216 million annual trips which 
represents a 7.7% decline from the 234 million annual trips made FY02. The adjustments 
presented for consideration represent less than a 3% net service reduction in response to 
the decline in system utilization described above. Muni has proposed these service 
changes on lines and streets where service is being underutilized, when compared to 
Muni's load factor standards as defined in the Short Range Transit Plan. Those 
adjustments are a prudent business-like action in response to changes in ridership. At the 
same time, given the relatively modest level of these proposed adjustments, no changes 
have been proposed that would reduce service below minimum policy standards as also 
defined in the SRTP. 

The following table illustrates one component of the analysis process conducted by staff, 
and is representative of the findings that excess capacity exists on many of Muni's 
current lines. 



Sample Load Factors: Weekdays 7-9 am 



Line 


Dir. 


Location 


Capacity 
Standard 


Max. 
Load 


Load 
Factor 




3 


IB 


Post/Powell 


63 


29.88 


0.47 


4 


IB 


Post/Powell 


63 


28.58 


0.45 


38L 


IB 


O'Farr/Van Ness 


94 


75.76 


0.81 


38 


IB 


O'Farr/Van Ness 


94 


44.41 


0.47 


Sample Load Factors: Weekd 


ays 4-6pm 






Line 


Dir. 


Location 


Capacity 
Standard 


Max. 

Load 


Load 
Factor 




3 


OB 


Sutter/Powell 


63 


33.28 


0.53 


4 


OB 


Sutter/Powell 


63 


26.64 


0.42 


38L 


OB 


Geary/Van Ness 


94 


75.00 


0.80 


38 


OB 


Geary/Van Ness 


94 


58.04 


0.62 



The average load at the heaviest point on the line for the 3 -Jackson and 4-Sutter in both 
the morning and afternoon peak periods can be seen to be about half the normal design 
capacity of vehicles on these lines. (The "maximum load" is defined as seated 
passengers plus a reasonable number of standees— not as "crush" load.) This is 



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indicative of excess capacity being provided on these lines. Service on Sutter and Post 
streets was therefore considered a candidate for adjustment. 

Similarly, on Geary Street, the 38-Geary local service operates at only 50 to 60% of the 
available capacity at the heaviest ridership locations, and is therefore a candidate for 
adjustment. By contrast, the 38L Geary Limited service can be seen to operate at about 
80% of capacity and therefore is not proposed for adjustment. 

As mentioned above, Muni's proposals represent less than a 3% reduction in service. In 
contrast, other Bay Area transit agencies, have been forced to make substantial reductions 
in service. Specifically, AC Transit, Golden Gate Transit and VTA (the Santa Clara 
Valley Transportation Authority) have reduced service by as much as 25% to 30%. 
Finally it should be noted that the service review which proposed the reductions also 
identified areas in which enhanced service could be added to Muni's schedule. 
Consequently, the proposal include a number of enhancements, as well as the proposed 
reductions to better match demand and address the shortcomings of current service 
utilization. 

Public review and approval process: 

The proposed budget recommends $7 million in savings through operational efficiencies. 
These changes include both service adjustments and structural changes to Muni service. 
As discussed below, only a subset of the structural changes require review by the Board 
of Supervisors as part of the Board of Supervisors' consideration of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency's budget. Both the service changes and the structural changes are 
discussed in greater detail below. The structural changes impact lines 3 or 4 and line 7. 
Prior to implementing any proposed structural changes to Muni service, staff will conduct 
a community outreach program. After obtaining public comment, staff will return to the 
MTA Board for a separate public hearing on those changes in the spring. 

Proposed service adjustments 

The following measures have been proposed to adjust Muni service to the level proposed 
as part of the FY05 budget. (Except as noted, evening and weekend service would not 
change.) 

(a) Schedule adjustments. Most of the changes include a slight reduction in frequency, 
with buses generally running one and sometimes two minutes further apart, in 
response to changing ridership levels. These schedule adjustments do not require 
specific action by the MTA Board of Directors. In this case, the Board is being asked 
to approve the budget request associated with the reduced level of Muni service. The 
specific proposals itemized here are for informational purposes and represent those 
adjustments currently under review. These proposals will be adjusted as part of the 
detailed schedule preparation process. 

1 . 1 California : No change to morning peak period service. Mid-day and afternoon 
peak service frequencies would be reduced 1 to 2 minutes. In the afternoon peak 
periods, the principal change would be a reduction in the "short line" trips that only 



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operate from downtown to Fillmore Street, or to Presidio or 6 avenues. Buses 
would still operate from downtown about every 4.5 minutes, as compared to the 
present 3-minute frequency. 

2. 5 Fulton : Afternoon peak period service would be scheduled every 6 minutes, 
rather than every 4 minutes. ("Owl" service is discussed separately below.) 

3. 9 San Bruno : Morning and afternoon peak service would be scheduled every 9 
minutes, rather than every 8 minutes. Mid-day service would not change. 
Deployment of current supplemental peak period service would be re-evaluated. 

4. 9X/9AX/9BX San Bruno Expresses : Changes in proposed service on lines 9, 15 
and 38 will allow capacity of the 9X, 9 AX and 9BX lines to be increased by replacing 
most or all standard 40-foot coaches used on these lines, primarily in the afternoons, 
with 60-foot articulated coaches. 

5. 14 Mission : Frequencies would be decreased by 1 minute during peak periods to 
every 6 minutes (rather than 5), and mid-day from every 6 minutes to every 7 or 8 
minutes. The 49-line, which also serves Mission Street, would not be affected. 

6. 15 Third : Afternoon peak period frequencies would decrease from every 7 to 
very 8 minutes, matching morning services. Frequencies at other times would not 
change. 

7. 21 Haves : Afternoon peak period frequencies would decrease from every 6 to 
every 7 minutes. Frequencies at other times would not change. 

8. 29 Sunset : In terms of reliability, as measured by customer complaints, the 
heavily ridden 29-line may be Muni's poorest performing line. Resources will be 
assigned to allow development of a new schedule, intended to significantly improve 
service reliability. Current frequencies will probably not change. 

9. 30 Stockton : Articulated coaches will be assigned on weekdays to all "short line" 
trips, which operate between Van Ness Avenue and downtown, increasing capacity 
through Chinatown. (Articulated coaches are already assigned on weekends.) 

10. 38 Geary : As noted earlier, 38 local ridership has fallen well below 38L Geary 
Limited ridership. This proposal would decrease frequencies by 1 minute all day, 
from 6 or 7 minutes, to 7 or 8 minutes. (38L Geary Limited frequencies would not 
change.) 

1 1 . 41 Union : This line operates only during the morning and afternoon peak periods. 
Morning service would not change, but afternoon service would operate every 8 
rather than every 6 minutes. 

12. F-Market : Regular service is augmented by supplementary "shuttle" service 



Attachment D 

using vintage streetcars between Ferry Plaza and Fisherman's Wharf. Weekday 
"shuttle" service would be discontinued; regular F-Market service would not change. 

(b) Structural Changes. In addition to the schedule adjustments described above, the 
following changes in the structure of Muni routes are also being proposed. These will 
all come back before the MTA Board of Directors at a public hearing in the spring. A 
small number of these actions also constitute "route abandonments" as defined by 
Section 8 A. 108(b) of the City Charter. These proposed "abandonments," involving 
lines 3 or 4, and line 7, will be submitted to the Board of Supervisors for review as 
part of the budget process. 

For the proposed "route abandonments", upon completion of the public review 
process, any environmental review required under CEQA and a hearing before the 
MTA Board of Directors, the "route abandonments" can be implemented by the 
Director of Transportation, consistent with the approved route changes adopted by the 
MTA Board of Directors . The Director of Transportation may decide not to proceed 
with the proposal to discontinue service at any time. 

1 . Sutter and Post street lines (2 Clement, 3 Jackson, 4 Sutter) : As discussed earlier, 
ridership is substantially below the available capacity of current service provided by 
these three lines. There are two alternative service structures under review. In both 
alternatives, lines 2 and 4 would be combined, with the 2 Clement remaining as the 
service joining California Street to Sutter and Post Streets. 

In the inbound direction, 2-line buses would operate via Clement Street, left on 
Arguello, then right on California (instead of Euclid), right on Presidio Ave., and left 
on Post Street, continuing as at present. Outbound, the routing is via Sutter Street to 
Presidio Avenue, and then the reverse of the above. This would remove Muni service 
from Euclid Avenue. This achieves two objectives. First, it maintains the California 
Street/Sutter-Post connection currently provided by the 4-line. Secondly, it responds 
to a community request brought to Muni that buses be removed from Euclid Avenue. 
Staff investigations have shown that (a) Euclid Avenue is within about % mile of 
service on California and Geary streets, so that service coverage standards are not 
violated, and (b) usage of service along Euclid Avenue itself is extremely light. 

The alternatives differ as follows: 

Under Alternative (a), line 4 service would be provided by rerouted line 2 as 
described above. Line 4 would no longer operate as an independent line. As this 
would constitute a route abandonment as defined by the Charter, this action will be 
incorporated as part of the budget process for review by the Board of Supervisors. 

Under Alternative (b), the 4 Sutter would continue to operate, but only as far west as 
Presidio Avenue. (Service west of Presidio Avenue would be provided by line 2 
Clement as has been described.) the 12 Folsom, which currently terminates at 
Jackson and Fillmore, would be extended west along the current route of line 3 



Attachment D 



Jackson, on Jackson to Presidio Avenue and south on Presidio Avenue to a terminal 
at California or Geary. Under this alternative, line 3 Jackson would be discontinued 
as an independent line instead of the 4 Sutter. This would mitigate congestion 
problems near Jackson and Fillmore. Under this option, the 4 Sutter would operate in 
the evenings, providing service to Sutter and Post streets that is currently not 
available, but lightly utilized evening service on Jackson Street would be 
discontinued. To permit consideration of this option, discontinuance of the 3 Jackson 
will also be submitted as part of the budget process for Board of Supervisors review. 

Either alternative will retain 5 minute peak period service on lower Post and Sutter 
streets, in place of current 3.3 minute scheduled frequencies. Service would be 
provided by two rather than three independent lines. Muni's experience on Van Ness 
Avenue indicates would improve the reliability of service. 

2. 5 Fulton "Owl" service : Muni provides all-night "Owl" service between 1 and 5 
a.m. on 10 lines, most of which are regular Muni lines that operate 24-hours a day. A 
review of the seven lines with Owl service for which data are available shows that the 
5 Fulton is the most lightly utilized during these hours. As shown on the table below, 
the 5-line carries fewer than 4 riders on average per trip ("total boardings"), and has 
fewer than 3 riders on average on the bus at any time (maximum load point, or "MLP 
ridership"). In addition, 24-hour service is available on the 38-Geary, about Vi mile 
or less away, consistent with service spacing for other Owl service. 

Muni is proposing to discontinue Owl service on the 5 Fulton. 
Summary of Owl Trip Ridership Averages 



Line 



MLP Ridership 
IB OB 



Total Boardings 
IB OB 



5 


1.50 


2.80 


2.30 


3.50 


14 


20.30 


25.90 


25.00 


33.10 


22 


5.60 


4.60 


10.50 


8.80 


24 


2.00 


3.20 


3.80 


5.30 


38 


10.20 


12.50 


14.04 


21.64 


90 


7.30 


6.30 


15.30 


15.90 


91 


8.44 


7.06 


26.80 


20.27 


108 


NA 


NA 


NA 


NA 


L 


NA 


NA 


NA 


NA 


N 


NA 


NA 


NA 


NA 



Haight Street lines (6 Parnassus, 7 Haight 66 Quintara, 71/71L Haight-Noriega) : As 
with Sutter and Post streets, a review of service along Haight Street also shows that 
the 6 Masonic and 7 Haight lines, as well as the peak period only 66 Quintara service, 
operate significantly below loading standards. By contrast, however, line 71 Haight 
Noriega and its peak-period variant, the 71L Haight Noriega Limited, frequently 



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carry substantial loads and by some measures operate above Muni's capacity 
standards. 

It should also be noted that line 7 Haight is essentially a "short line" version of the 
71 -line. The 7 Haight is covered end to end during peak periods by the 71 line. 
(Mid-days and weekends the 71 ends at 2 nd Street downtown, while the 7 serves Ferry 
Plaza.) Staff proposesto resolve the overloading of the 71 and underutilization of the 
other lines by the following actions: 

First, a portion of the resources of the 7 would be reallocated to the 71/71L lines, 
resulting in increased service on the 71 and 71L to the Sunset District. Peak period 
frequency would increase from every 10 minutes to every 7 minutes, while mid-day 
frequency would increase from every 12 minutes to every 10 minutes. Saturday mid- 
day frequencies would also increase from every 12 minutes to every 10 minutes. In 
addition, articulated buses would be introduced on weekends as a trial to further 
increase capacity on the 71 line. The 7 Haight would cease to operate as an 
independent line. As on Sutter Street, Muni experience has shown that a street with 
two lines providing service can be managed more effectively than a street with three 
lines in service. Because this would constitute a route abandonment as defined by the 
Charter, discontinuance of the 7 Haight will be presented as part of the budget 
process for review by the Board of Supervisors. 

Secondly, a modest increase in mid-day service on line 6 Parnassus, from every 12 
minutes to every 10 minutes, is proposed, so that between the 6 and 71 lines, mid-day 
service on lower Haight Street would operate every 5 minutes. The current frequency 
is every 4 minutes. 

Lastly, it is proposed that line 66 Quintara no longer provide direct service to 
downtown during peak periods, and instead operate as a community service line 
between 9 th and Judah, and 30 th and Vicente, at all hours of service. 

4. 16AX/16BX Noriega Express service to Caltrain : The 16AX and 16BX provide 
peak period service between Noriega Street and Cyril Magnin Street (5 th Street North) 
at Market Street. Eight morning trips, and six afternoon trips, extend to and from the 
Caltrain Station at 4 th and King. Ridership to and from Caltrain on these trips has 
always been marginal. Discontinuance of the service to and from Caltrain is 
proposed. 

5. 26 Valencia and 54 Felton : Ridership on line 26 Valencia, which largely parallels 
or directly overlaps other lines, is again extremely light — about 25% of capacity 
during peak periods. However, the 26 line is the only line on Valencia Street, as well 
as in the hilly area where it runs on Chenery Street south of 30 th Street. 

Accordingly, no change is proposed for this northern portion of the line, but two 
alternatives are under review for the southern portion. 



Attachment D 

South of Glen Park, the 26 follows San Jose Avenue, where it duplicates the route of 
the J Church Muni Metro line as far as Balboa Park. South of Balboa Park, it first 
duplicates the route of the M Ocean View line, then the route of the 54-line, before 
again rejoining the M-line route to provide a duplicate connection between Holloway 
and Balboa Park. 

Under Alternative (a), the 26 line would be discontinued south of Glen Park. The 
only change to the 54-line under this alternative would be a possible extension from 
the current terminal at Daly City BART, back north into San Francisco to Holloway 
and San Francisco State University using the 26 's current routing. . 

Under Alternative (b), the 54 would terminate at Balboa Park and no longer serve 
Daly City BART. Instead, the 26 would continue service along its current route north 
of Balboa Park, and assume the routing now used by the 54-line between Balboa Park 
and Daly City BART, and possibly north again to Holloway as described under 
Alternative (a). 

6. 33 Stanyan on Potrero Avenue : The 33 Stanyan line operates from the vicinity of 
the California Pacific Medical Center's former-Children's Hospital campus south 
along Arguello, and then east along 18 th and 16 th Street, constituting one of Muni's 
several L-shaped crosstown routes. But from 16 th and Potrero the line turns south, 
overlapping the 9 San Bruno service to 25 th Street. Staff is proposing to curtail 
service near 16 th and Potrero and no longer operate south along Potrero Avenue. 

7. 82X Presidio Express : The 82X is one of three Caltrain feeder express services 
Muni operates. All are operated on a contractual basis, with partial support by Muni. 
The 82X specifically connects the Caltrain station at 4 th and King streets to the 
Sansome/Battery corridor, and continues to Anza/Lincoln provide a connection for 
employees working at the Presidio. 

Morning service is underwritten by the Peninsula Joint Powers Board and will 
continue to operate. Afternoon service has been underwritten by funding from the 
Presidio Trust. Continuation of this funding will no longer be available, and in 
addition, ridership is extremely light. Accordingly, as provided by our agreement 
with the Presidio Trust, this service will be discontinued. 




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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



MAR - 1 2004 



Notice Regular Meeting and Agenda 
for 

Wednesday, March 4, 2004 at 5:30pm 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 



SAN FRANCISCO 
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Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Nia Crowder (Vice Chair), 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Ellen Hayes, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Daniel Weaver 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Nia Crowder, Emily Drennen, Ellen Hayes, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

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(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

®(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 




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and Grove Streets (the War Memorial Veterans' Building). From the first floor lobby, take either elevator to the 3 rd floor, 
make a left, and enter through Room 334. The conference room is down the inner hallway and on your left. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about four blocks from the 
meeting location. Accessible Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 47 Van Ness, 49 Mission-Van Ness, and 
5 Fulton. The closest MUNI Metro stop is the Van Ness Muni Station, where one can transfer to a 47 Van Ness or 49 
Mission-Van Ness bus. For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, 
between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent Dunlap at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

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the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

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(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

AGENDA 

Regular Meeting 

for 

Wednesday, March 4, 2004 at 5:30pm 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 



Item Number/Item Estimated Time 

1. Call to Order/ Roll Call 5:30 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the 5:32 
Council not on the agenda. 

3. Adopt Minutes of February 25, 2004 5:37 

[Attachment] (Discussion/Action) 

4. Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 5:40 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

5. Staff Report [Attachments] (Discussion/Action) 5:45 
Deborah Denison (Acting, MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 

MTA Staff Initiated Items (Discussion/Action) 

6. Emergency Interim Service Agreement and Property Use License for 
Towing, Storage and Disposal of Abandoned and Illegally Parked 
Vehicles [Attachment] 5:50 
Gerald Norman (Executive Director, Department of Parking and Traffic [DPT]) 

Public Comment. 

7. Geary Transit Corridor Improvement: Phase 1 - Municipal Railway 
(Muni) Staff Presentation [Attachments] (Discussion/Action) 6:10 
Suany Chough (Planner, Capital Planning & Grants [Muni]) 

(Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) Recommendation - 
February 23, 2004 meetings) - Bruce Oka, Chair PMC 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA adopt the Geary 
Transit Corridor Improvements, Phase 1 staff proposal, 
and urges the MTA to pursue transit lane color pavement 
as part of the project or as soon as possible. The MTA 
CAC further recommends that the MTA explore proper 
signage to direct bicyclists to the safest possible lane. 

Public Comment. 



6 San Francisco Municipal Railway Clean Air Plan and Alternative 

Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) [Attachments] (Discussion/Action) 6:30 

Joe Speaks (Senior Administrative Analysis, Special Projects Coordinator 

[Muni]) 

(Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 
Recommendation (January 22, 2004 meeting) - 

Nia Crowder, Chair, EMSC 6:50 

Motion: The MTA CAC endorses the Municipal Railway (Muni) proposal 
to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to modify the NOx 
emission standards. 

Public Comment. 

Council-Initiated Items (Discussion/Action) 

9. Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) Recommendation 

(January 26, and February 23, 2004 meetings) - 6:55 

Joan Downey, Chair OCSC 



Motion a: 



Public Comment. 
Motion b: 



Public Comment. 



Motion c: 



Public Comment. 



Motion d: 



The MTA CAC recommends that the marketing group 
explore a public service announcement campaign urging 
passengers to take their trash with them when they exit 
the vehicle. 



The MTA CAC recommends that if and when additional 
car cleaner positions are available that the Municipal 
Railway (Muni) consider placing some of them at major 
line termini for the purposes of removing trash from 
vehicles during the operating day. 



Whereas the total number of Passenger Service Reports 
received does not appear to collated to service quality, 
the MTA CAC recommends the total number of PSRs not 
be made a Service Standard Goal for Muni. The MTA 
CAC recommends the speed of PSR resolution continue 
to be part of Muni's Service Standards. The MTA CAC 
further recommends that PSRs be narrowly categorized 
so that major changes in the types of PSRs received can 
easily be tracked. 



The MTA CAC recommends that the Department of Parking and 
Traffic (DPT) incorporate the Transit First Policy into their 
mission statement, and urges them to develop a plan to 
incorporate it into the policies and procedures the Department 
creates and implements. The MTA CAC further recommends 
joint meetings with City Department Heads for the purpose of 
discussing and perpetrating the Charter's Transit First Policy. 



Public Comment. 



Motion e: The MTA CAC recommends that DPT's service standards 
include measures of enforcement effectiveness, such as 
average time of response to citizen requests for 
enforcement, and percentage of violations ticketed by 
violation type, as well as average time of response 
(measured as time from customer phone call to actual 
vehicle removal) to requests for driveway tows. 

Public Comment. 

Motion f: The MTA CAC recommends that the number of annual 
pedestrian fatalities be included in DPT's service 
standards. 

Public Comment. 

10. Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion/ Action) 7:15 

11. Committee Reports [Appendix] (Discussion/Action) 7:20 

12. MTA CAC Agenda Planning (Discussion/ Action) 7:25 
Council and Committees' Meetings & Agenda Planning - Calendar Year 2004; 

2004 MTA CAC Tentative Meeting Schedule; 

Suggested Facilities Tours Sites: Third Street Light Rail Project; Vehicle 
Maintenance System/Materials Management System (VMS/MMS); 
Department of Parking and Traffic Control Center. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, April 1, 
2004, 5:30pm, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335). 

13. Adjournment 7:30 
Attachments: 

Agenda Item 3 - 

Draft MTA CAC Minutes of February 25, 2004 

Agenda Item 5 - 

March 2004 Special Events Calendar 

Construction Division Rolling Agenda of Calendar Items (Monday, February 23, 2004) 

Calendar of Muni Awards and Special Events - March 2004 (February 12, 2004) 

MUNI Major Capital Projects at a Glance (Last Revised: November 6, 2003) 

Agenda Item 6 - 

MTAB February 17, 2004 Calendar Item 14 

Agenda Item 7 - 

Geary Corridor Improvements: Phase 1 - MTA CAC Planning and Marketing Committee 

February 23, 2004 

Geary Transit Corridor Improvement: Phase 1 (MTA January 27, 2004) 

Public Meetings Notice - Muni to improve transit on Inner Geary and O'Farrell 

(Issued: February 26, 2004) 



Agenda Item 8 - 

San Francisco Municipal Railway: Clean Air Plan (2/26/2004) 

Summary of Current Projects 

All Muni Lines Lead to Zero Emissions 

Spreadsheet (1996-2020 - ZEB/Hybrid, Clean Dieselw/PM-NOx, 2-Stroke Diesel) 

Appendix - Committee Reports 



Appendix - Committee Reports 
MTA CAC Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Thursday, March 4, 2004 



Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

(Nia Crowder, EMSC Chair) 

Last meeting held: Thursday, January 22, 2004. 

Items discussed: Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) Update - Procurement 
Specification; Healthy Air Enforcement Act (Bus Replacement Act) of 2004. 

Follow-up Item to Discuss at Council Meeting: Municacweb email of 
Tuesday, January 20, 2004 (Subject: Automated Transfers in Muni Underground 
[Mr. Dennis J. Hanna]) (attachment). 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, March 18, 2004, 
4:00pm, 1145 Market Street (6 th Floor Main Conference Room). 

Tentative Topic Items March 18, 2004 Meeting: Alternative Fuel Pilot 
Program - Clean Air Plan (Final Report); All Future Diesel to Trolley Conversions 
Include Consideration of Undergrounding Overhead Utility Wires Along the Entire 
Route; Bayview/Hunters Point Community Concerns Regarding Outreach/ 
Contracting Issues (Minority Contracting) - Use of Community Based Organizations 
(CBO) as First Source Hiring Point/ Rotating Pools; Revision to DPT 
Sidewalk/Driveway Violation Flyer. 

Pending Topic Calendar Items: 

August 2003 - Integration of the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) and the 
Municipal Railway (Muni) Central Offices. 

October 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Church Street Track Switch (Follow-up); 
August 28 th Metro Overhead Dewirement Incident Follow-up/Station Agents Failure 
to Make Announcement When Service Delays Occur; Third Street Light Rail Work 
Stoppage; Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service; Approval of 
Draft Letter to Maintenance Deputy General Manager Recommending Reiteration 
that Starter Shift Checkout of Vehicles Include Deployment and Inspection of Lift-U 
Equipment as Written. 

November 2003 (Cancelled Meeting)- Breda Engineering Modifications/ 
Design Repair Plan Update. 

December 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Third Street Light Rail Update. 

Quarterly/ Bimonthly Updates: Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP); Third 
Street Light Rail Project; N-Judah; Municipal Railways Headquarters. 

Potential Discussion Topics: Report on Central Subway; Bus Rapid Transit 
(BRT) (Geary); T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction; Steps 
Concerning Muni's Vision Plan Implementation; Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment 
Plans; Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization. 



Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

(Daniel Murphy, FAC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Wednesday, February 25, 2004. 

Items Discussed: FY 2005 Municipal Railway (Muni) Budget; FY2005 Department 
of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Budget. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, March 17, 2004, 
2:00pm, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335). 

Tentative Topic Items Next Meeting: To be determined. 

Suggested Topics from FAC May 28, 2003 Meeting: CalTrain Joint Powers 
Board (JPB) Funding Change; DPT Budget Update; Capital and Grants Funding 
Process/Accounting and Appropriations Authority; Review of Budget Process; 
Federal Program Formula Funds. 

Deferred Topics of Cancelled September 17, 2003 Meeting Pending: Fiscal 
Year 2001/2002 Audits (Metro East Land Acquisition Accounting); Maintenance 
Budget; Financial Savings/Financial Difference in the Use of Disabled Sticker on 
Paratransit Regional Identification Card and the Discontinued Disabled "D" Magnetic 
Pass. 

Deferred Topic from October 2003 Tentative Topic Calendar Pending: 

Transit Impact Development Fee (TIDF)/Soma Service Follow-up. 

Suggested Topics from FAC February 25, 2004 Meeting: Capital Budget 
Shortfall and Impact of Operating Budget Changes; Prioritization of Capital Projects 
Referred to Operating Budget; Public Interaction With Staff. 

Follow-up Items: Insurance Overview, Risk Management, and Effect of 
Proposition E; Quarterly Review of Revenues and Expenses; Parking Revenues; 
Review of Previous Year's Budget Recommendations; Fiscal Year 2004 Muni/DPT 
Budgets; MTA CAC Budget Recommendations of February 19, 2003; Deficit Closure 
Plan and Force Reductions; Continued and Limited Sales of Tokens By Vendors. 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

(Formerly Service Reliability and Quality Committee [SRQC]) 
(Joan Downey, OCSC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Monday, February 23, 2004. 

Items Discussed: Service Standards - Plan for Meeting Proposition E Standards 
and Removal of 10% Reduction in Passenger Service Report (PSR); Double-Parking 
of Automobiles Along Transit Corridors; Review of Department of Parking & Traffic 
(DPT) Response to MTA CAC Recommendation that DPT Consider Combining the 
587/588, Residential Parking Permit and General Enforcement Groups; Passenger 
Service Report (PSR) Follow-up; Rescue Muni J, L, M & N Lines Recommendations 
Follow-up; 39-Coit Service Improvement Follow-up. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Monday, March 15, 2004, 
3:00pm, 401 Van Ness, Room 334 (Conference Room 335). 

Tentative Topic Items March 15, 2004 Meeting: To be determined. 



Referred Item to Committee Pending: 

Muni Non-operations of Three Car LRV's within the Metro Subway System (Referred 
from Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMCS) meeting of June 19, 
2003 [Council Member - Steve Ferrario]). 

Follow-up Items: 39-Coit Service Improvement; Passenger Service Report 
(PSR); Rescue Muni J, L, M & N Lines Recommendations; Wayside Fare Collection 
Working Group (WAFER); Fare Gate Transition and Subway Change Machines; 
Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Incorporation of Transit First Policy; 
Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Exclusion for Housing Without Legal Number of 
Parking Units. 

Quarterly Update: Cable Car. 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

(Formerly Service Design & Marketing Committee [SDMC]) 
(Bruce Oka, PMC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Monday, February 23, 2004. 

Items Discussed: Geary Transit Corridor Improvement: Phase 1 - Municipal 
Railway (Muni) Staff Presentation; San Francisco County Transit Authority 
(SFCTA/TA) Strategic Analysis Report on Transportation System Level of Service 
(LOS) Methodologies; Master Plan - New Housing Element Affect Along Transit 
Corridors. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Monday, March 15, 2004, 
5:30pm, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335). 

Tentative Topic Item March 15, 2004 Meeting: San Francisco County Transit 
Authority (SFCTA/TA) Muni Rider Survey; Service Adjustments. 

Deferred Items: 29-Sunset and 82X-Presidio & Wharves Express Route Services 
Lines Changes (Deferred from PMC's October 20 th meeting). 

MTA CAC Liaison with San Francisco County Transit Authority (SFCTA) Geary 
Corridor Study Citizens Advisory Committee (Referred from Council's October 2 nd 
meeting). 

Review of CAC Attendance Chart; Information Requests, Recommendations, and 
Incoming Correspondence Matrixes (Attachments) 




City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Corrected Copy 
Notice Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, March 4, 2004 at 5:30pm 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAR - 1 2004 



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Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Nia Crowder (Vice Chair), 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Ellen Hayes, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Daniel Weaver 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Nia Crowder, Emily Drennen, Ellen Hayes, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

AGENDA 
Corrected Copy 

Regular Meeting 

for 

Thursday, March 4, 2004 at 5:30pm 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 



Item Number/Item Estimated Time 

1. Call to Order/ Roll Call 5:30 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the 5:32 
Council not on the agenda. 

3. Adopt Minutes of February 25, 2004 5:37 

[Attachment] (Discussion/Action) 

4. Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 5:40 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

5. Staff Report [Attachments] (Discussion/Action) 5:45 
Deborah Denison (Acting, MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 

MTA Staff Initiated Items (Discussion/ Action) 

6. Emergency Interim Service Agreement and Property Use License for 
Towing, Storage and Disposal of Abandoned and Illegally Parked 
Vehicles [Attachment] 5:50 
Gerald Norman (Executive Director, Department of Parking and Traffic [DPT]) 

Public Comment. 

7. Geary Transit Corridor Improvement: Phase 1 - Municipal Railway 
(Muni) Staff Presentation [Attachments] (Discussion/Action) 6:10 
Suany Chough (Planner, Capital Planning & Grants [Muni]) 

(Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) Recommendation - 
February 23, 2004 meetings) - Bruce Oka, Chair PMC 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA adopt the Geary 
Transit Corridor Improvements, Phase 1 staff proposal, 
and urges the MTA to pursue transit lane color pavement 
as part of the project or as soon as possible. The MTA 
CAC further recommends that the MTA explore proper 
signage to direct bicyclists to the safest possible lane. 

Public Comment. 



8. San Francisco Municipal Railway Clean Air Plan and Alternative 

Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) [Attachments] (Discussion/Action) 6:30 

Joe Speaks (Senior Administrative Analysis, Special Projects Coordinator 

[Muni]) 

(Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 
Recommendation (January 22, 2004 meeting) - 

Nia Crowder, Chair, EMSC 6:50 

Motion: The MTA CAC endorses the Municipal Railway (Muni) proposal 
to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to modify the NOx 
emission standards. 

Public Comment. 

Council-Initiated Items (Discussion/Action) 



9. 



Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) Recommendation 
(January 26, and February 23, 2004 meetings) - 

Joan Downey, Chair OCSC 



Motion a: 



Public Comment. 



Motion b: 



Public Comment. 



Motion c: 



Public Comment. 



Motion d: 



6:55 



The MTA CAC recommends that the marketing group 
explore a public service announcement campaign urging 
passengers to take their trash with them when they exit 
the vehicle. 



The MTA CAC recommends that if and when additional 
car cleaner positions are available that the Municipal 
Railway (Muni) consider placing some of them at major 
line termini for the purposes of removing trash from 
vehicles during the operating day. 



Whereas the total number of Passenger Service Reports 
received does not appear to collated to service quality, 
the MTA CAC recommends the total number of PSRs not 
be made a Service Standard Goal for Muni. The MTA 
CAC recommends the speed of PSR resolution continue 
to be part of Muni's Service Standards. The MTA CAC 
further recommends that PSRs be narrowly categorized 
so that major changes in the types of PSRs received can 
easily be tracked. 



The MTA CAC recommends that the Department of Parking and 
Traffic (DPT) incorporate the Transit First Policy into their 
mission statement, and urges them to develop a plan to 
incorporate it into the policies and procedures the Department 
creates and implements. The MTA CAC further recommends 
joint meetings with City Department Heads for the purpose of 
discussing and perpetrating the Charter's Transit First Policy. 



Public Comment. 



Motion e: The MTA CAC recommends that DPT's service standards 
include measures of enforcement effectiveness, such as 
average time of response to citizen requests for 
enforcement, and percentage of violations ticketed by 
violation type, as well as average time of response 
(measured as time from customer phone call to actual 
vehicle removal) to requests for driveway tows. 

Public Comment. 

Motion f: The MTA CAC recommends that the number of annual 
pedestrian fatalities be included in DPT's service 
standards. 

Public Comment. 

10. Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion/ Action) 7:15 

11. Committee Reports [Appendix] (Discussion/ Action) 7:20 

12. MTA CAC Agenda Planning (Discussion/ Action) 7:25 
Council and Committees' Meetings & Agenda Planning - Calendar Year 2004; 

2004 MTA CAC Tentative Meeting Schedule; 

Suggested Facilities Tours Sites: Third Street Light Rail Project; Vehicle 
Maintenance System/Materials Management System (VMS/MMS); 
Department of Parking and Traffic Control Center. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, April 1, 
2004, 5:30pm, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335). 

13. Adjournment 7:30 
Attachments: 

Agenda Item 3 - 

Draft MTA CAC Minutes of February 25, 2004 

Agenda Item 5 - 

March 2004 Special Events Calendar 

Construction Division Rolling Agenda of Calendar Items (Monday, February 23, 2004) 

Calendar of Muni Awards and Special Events - March 2004 (February 12, 2004) 

MUNI Major Capital Projects at a Glance (Last Revised: November 6, 2003) 

Agenda Item 6 - 

MTAB February 17, 2004 Calendar Item 14 

Agenda Item 7 - 

Geary Corridor Improvements: Phase 1 - MTA CAC Planning and Marketing Committee 

February 23, 2004 

Geary Transit Corridor Improvement: Phase 1 (MTA January 27, 2004) 

Public Meetings Notice - Muni to improve transit on Inner Geary and O'Farrell 

(Issued: February 26, 2004) 



Agenda Item 8 - 

San Francisco Municipal Railway: Clean Air Plan (2/26/2004) 

Summary of Current Projects 

All Muni Lines Lead to Zero Emissions 

Spreadsheet (1996-2020 - ZEB/Hybrid, Clean Dieselw/PM-NOx, 2-Stroke Diesel) 

Appendix - Committee Reports 






Appendix - Committee Reports 
MTA CAC Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Thursday, March 4, 2004 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

(Nia Crowder, EMSC Chair) 

Last meeting held: Thursday, January 22, 2004. 

Items discussed: Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) Update - Procurement 
Specification; Healthy Air Enforcement Act (Bus Replacement Act) of 2004. 

Follow-up Item to Discuss at Council Meeting: Municacweb email of 
Tuesday, January 20, 2004 (Subject: Automated Transfers in Muni Underground 
[Mr. Dennis J. Hanna]) (attachment). 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, March 18, 2004, 
4:00pm, 1145 Market Street (6 th Floor Main Conference Room). 

Tentative Topic Items March 18, 2004 Meeting: Alternative Fuel Pilot 
Program - Clean Air Plan (Final Report); All Future Diesel to Trolley Conversions 
Include Consideration of Undergrounding Overhead Utility Wires Along the Entire 
Route; Bayview/Hunters Point Community Concerns Regarding Outreach/ 
Contracting Issues (Minority Contracting) - Use of Community Based Organizations 
(CBO) as First Source Hiring Point/Rotating Pools; Revision to DPT 
Sidewalk/Driveway Violation Flyer. 

Pending Topic Calendar Items: 

August 2003 - Integration of the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) and the 
Municipal Railway (Muni) Central Offices. 

October 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Church Street Track Switch (Follow-up); 
August 28 th Metro Overhead Dewirement Incident Follow-up/Station Agents Failure 
to Make Announcement When Service Delays Occur; Third Street Light Rail Work 
Stoppage; Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service; Approval of 
Draft Letter to Maintenance Deputy General Manager Recommending Reiteration 
that Starter Shift Checkout of Vehicles Include Deployment and Inspection of Lift-U 
Equipment as Written. 

November 2003 (Cancelled Meeting)- Breda Engineering Modifications/ 
Design Repair Plan Update. 

December 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Third Street Light Rail Update. 

Quarterly/ Bimonthly Updates: Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP); Third 
Street Light Rail Project; N-Judah; Municipal Railways Headquarters. 

Potential Discussion Topics: Report on Central Subway; Bus Rapid Transit 
(BRT) (Geary); T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction; Steps 
Concerning Muni's Vision Plan Implementation; Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment 
Plans; Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization. 



Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

(Daniel Murphy, FAC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Wednesday, February 25, 2004. 

Items Discussed: FY 2005 Municipal Railway (Muni) Budget; FY2005 Department 
of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Budget. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, March 17, 2004, 
2:00pm, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335). 

Tentative Topic Items Next Meeting: To be determined. 

Suggested Topics from FAC May 28, 2003 Meeting: CalTrain Joint Powers 
Board (JPB) Funding Change; DPT Budget Update; Capital and Grants Funding 
Process/Accounting and Appropriations Authority; Review of Budget Process; 
Federal Program Formula Funds. 

Deferred Topics of Cancelled September 17, 2003 Meeting Pending: Fiscal 
Year 2001/2002 Audits (Metro East Land Acquisition Accounting); Maintenance 
Budget; Financial Savings/Financial Difference in the Use of Disabled Sticker on 
Paratransit Regional Identification Card and the Discontinued Disabled W D" Magnetic 
Pass. 

Deferred Topic from October 2003 Tentative Topic Calendar Pending: 

Transit Impact Development Fee (TIDF)/Soma Service Follow-up. 

Suggested Topics from FAC February 25, 2004 Meeting: Capital Budget 
Shortfall and Impact of Operating Budget Changes; Prioritization of Capital Projects 
Referred to Operating Budget; Public Interaction With Staff. 

Follow-up Items: Insurance Overview, Risk Management, and Effect of 
Proposition E; Quarterly Review of Revenues and Expenses; Parking Revenues; 
Review of Previous Year's Budget Recommendations; Fiscal Year 2004 Muni/DPT 
Budgets; MTA CAC Budget Recommendations of February 19, 2003; Deficit Closure 
Plan and Force Reductions; Continued and Limited Sales of Tokens By Vendors. 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

(Formerly Service Reliability and Quality Committee [SRQC]) 
(Joan Downey, OCSC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Monday, February 23, 2004. 

Items Discussed: Service Standards - Plan for Meeting Proposition E Standards 
and Removal of 10% Reduction in Passenger Service Report (PSR); Double-Parking 
of Automobiles Along Transit Corridors; Review of Department of Parking & Traffic 
(DPT) Response to MTA CAC Recommendation that DPT Consider Combining the 
587/588, Residential Parking Permit and General Enforcement Groups; Passenger 
Service Report (PSR) Follow-up; Rescue Muni J, L, M & N Lines Recommendations 
Follow-up; 39-Coit Service Improvement Follow-up. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Monday, March 15, 2004, 
3:00pm, 401 Van Ness, Room 334 (Conference Room 335). 

Tentative Topic Items March 15, 2004 Meeting: To be determined. 



Referred Item to Committee Pending: 

Muni Non-operations of Three Car LRV's within the Metro Subway System (Referred 
from Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMCS) meeting of June 19, 
2003 [Council Member - Steve Ferrario]). 

Follow-up Items: 39-Coit Service Improvement; Passenger Service Report 
(PSR); Rescue Muni J, L, M & N Lines Recommendations; Wayside Fare Collection 
Working Group (WAFER); Fare Gate Transition and Subway Change Machines; 
Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Incorporation of Transit First Policy; 
Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Exclusion for Housing Without Legal Number of 
Parking Units. 

Quarterly Update: Cable Car. 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

(Formerly Service Design & Marketing Committee [SDMC]) 
(Bruce Oka, PMC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Monday, February 23, 2004. 

Items Discussed: Geary Transit Corridor Improvement: Phase 1 - Municipal 
Railway (Muni) Staff Presentation; San Francisco County Transit Authority 
(SFCTA/TA) Strategic Analysis Report on Transportation System Level of Service 
(LOS) Methodologies; Master Plan - New Housing Element Affect Along Transit 
Corridors. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Monday, March 15, 2004, 
5:30pm, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335). 

Tentative Topic Item March 15, 2004 Meeting: San Francisco County Transit 
Authority (SFCTA/TA) Muni Rider Survey; Service Adjustments. 

Deferred Items: 29-Sunset and 82X-Presidio & Wharves Express Route Services 
Lines Changes (Deferred from PMC's October 20 th meeting). 

MTA CAC Liaison with San Francisco County Transit Authority (SFCTA) Geary 
Corridor Study Citizens Advisory Committee (Referred from Council's October 2 nd 
meeting). 

Review of CAC Attendance Chart; Information Requests, Recommendations, and 
Incoming Correspondence Matrixes (Attachments) 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

^Citizens ' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

DOCUMENTS DEPT 
FINAL MINUTES 

of MAY 1 7 2004 

Regular Meeting 

3 SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Thursday, March 4, 2004, 5:30 p.m. 
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, CA 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:38 
p.m., Thursday, March 4, 2004. Daniel Murphy (Chair) presided. A quorum was 
present including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Art Cimento, Joan 
Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: Dorris Vincent (arrived at 5:40pm), Ellen 
Hayes (arrived at 6:10pm). 

MTA CAC Members Absent: Nia Crowder (Vice Chair), Sue Cauthen, Bruce Oka. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [Muni] and Department of 
Parking and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Gerald Norman (Executive Director, 
Department of Parking and Traffic [DPT]), Suany Chough (Planner, Capital Planning & 
Grants [Muni]), Joe Speaks (Senior Administrative Analysis, Special Projects Coordinator 
[Muni]), Deborah Denison (Acting MTA CAC Liaison), Lorraine Fuqua (DPT MTA CAC 
Liaison), Vincent Dunlap (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Jeremy Nelson (Policy Directory, 
Transportation for Livable City [TLC]). 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the 
Council not on the agenda (Agenda Item 2). In response to Ms. Downey's request 
to make comment regarding the rerouting of the 44-O'Shaughnessy, and a Carl and 
Cole Streets neighbor's complaint about Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) on the N-Judah Line 
producing a "screeching" noise, the Chair stated that he would hear the comments 
under Agenda Item 10 - Council Members' Questions and Comments. 

3. Adopt Minutes of February 25, 2004 (Agenda Item 3). 

Ms. Downey moved the following motion, which was seconded by Mr. 
Ferrario: 




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Motion: The MTA CAC continues the adoption of Minutes of February 25, 
2004 to the Council's next meeting. 

The motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Cesar 
Perez, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Nia Crowder (Vice Chair), Sue Cauthen, 
Ellen Hayes, Bruce Oka, Dorris Vincent were absent. 

4. Report of the Chair (Agenda Item 4). The Chair reported that: 

• The Council's budget recommendations were reported to the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board (MTAB) and the Board expressed its appreciation 
and praise. He commented that a number of the Council's recommendations 
addressed long-term budget issues and the MTAB directed staff to respond. 

• The budget was adopted as proposed with the exception of a discretionary item 
concerning a 5% difference in the budget cut to 1%. 

Mr. Murphy extended his thanks to Council Members who participated in the budget 
process. 

5. Staff Report (Agenda Item 5 - Discussion/ Action). Deborah Denison (Acting MTA 
CAC Liaison) gave an overview of the written report and responded to Council Members 
questions. 

6. Emergency Interim Service Agreement and Property Use License for 
Towing, Storage and Disposal of Abandoned and Illegally Parked Vehicles 

(Agenda Item 6 - Discussion/Action). Gerald Norman (Executive Director, Department 
of Parking and Traffic [DPT]), briefed the Council on DPT's efforts in establishing a 
long-term contract for towing services in San Francisco and summarized the history of 
the project by stating: 

• That an initial Request For Proposal (RFP) was issued in 2002 and was 
responded to by three (3) proposers. The RFP was withdrawn due to technical 
reasons, i.e., customer service issues. 

• In October 2002, a subsequent RFP was issued in which City Tow, Auto Return 
and San Francisco Tow each submitted a proposal. 

• Over the course of approximately one year, DPT Staff evaluated the proposals 
determining responsiveness to the RFP's minimal requirements. 

• A seven-person evaluation team met over the course of approximately six weeks 
scoring, interviewing and reviewing the proposals price packages based on a 
previously established formula. The evaluation team consisted of two members 

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from the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), two DPT staff members, 
individuals involved in tow operation in both Oakland and Sacramento, 
California, and the 5 th and Mission Streets Garage Manager. 

• The proposers were ranked with Auto Return leading San Francisco Tow, and 
City Tow, respectively. 

• Staff subsequently proposed to the MTAB and permission was granted in 
December 2003 that negotiations with Auto Return begin. 

• City Tow would continue to provide tow service throughout the negotiation 
process. (City Tow, owed by Pick Your Part Auto Dismantlers, has been the San 
Francisco tow contractor since 1987 having taken over when the previous 
company filed bankruptcy and continued under a contract negotiated in 1994. 
The contract terminated after five years, but City Tow continued as the tow 
contractor on a month-to-month basis until the City issued a new RFP in 2002). 

• City Tow gave the City its 30-day notice in a letter dated December 31, 2003 to 
quit the contract and would stop towing effective February 1, 2004. City Tow 
offered a proposal to continue towing on a month-to-month basis for an 
additional remuneration of $100,000.00 per month. 

• As a negotiation tool the City indicated that it would attach City Tow's 
$300,000.00 Letter of Credit (a fee which was placed in advance for security) 
and an additional $500,000 (performance monitor). It was mutually agreed that 
City Tow would end towing operations in San Francisco on March 21, 2004 at 
midnight. 

• Simultaneously, negotiations with Auto Return to enter into an emergency tow 
agreement to take effect one second past midnight on March 22 nd and would 
remain in effect until the anticipated RFP five-year long-term tow agreement 
was finalized. 

Mr. Norman briefed the Council on the technical reasons concerning the manner in 
which properties were to be turnover and the impact the properties turnover has had 
on the actual MTAB item. He explained that since 1957, DPT has leased from the State 
of California the primary tow yard located on 7 th Street between Bryant and Harrison 
Streets and the turnover of the property was not problematic. 

DPT obtained property from the Court of San Francisco at Pier 70 as a secondary tow 
yard. The Court intends to develop some of the historical structures on the property at 
the conclusion of the next tow agreement in five (5) to ten (10) years. He commented 
that there are numerous environmental issues concerning the pier. Neither the Port nor 
the SFPD kept records as to the condition of the land since it became available to the 

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City in 1987. DPT is currently negotiating with the Court to allow Auto Return to accept 
the Port land in a condition that any hazards that might be under ground would be 
sealed, the land would be repaved with proper drainage, and Auto Return would be 
obligated to return the land in similar condition. 

Mr. Norman provided the Council an overview of the agreement indicating that: 

• The interim agreement has been updated to pay minimal compensation and 
comply with the City's healthcare accessibility ordinance. 

• Subcontractors would be required to pay minimal compensation and provide 
healthcare coverage. 

• The long-term contract would require payment of prevailing wages as 
established by City's retention ordinance. 

He explained that under current law, prevailing wages were established by the contract 
signed December 6, 2003 between the Teamsters and the Garage Operators. The 
payment of minimal compensation was decided since there are job requirement/ 
classification differences between tow and garage area workers. 

Mr. Norman commented on the many technical aspects of the agreement, which 
included lien rights, discontinuation of crushing operations, and the MTAB's 
recommendation that Auto Return attempt to reach a labor agreement before executing 
a permanent contract. 

Mr. Norman explained that the Director of Transportation has the ability to enter into 
the emergency contract on his own authority with consultation from the MTAB 
Chairman, and neither the MTAB nor the Board of Supervisors' approval would be 
required. He stated that it was his intent to present the final contract to the 
Council. 

Responding to Mr. Ferrario's concerns about seized vehicles and lien rights, Mr. Norman 
explained that City Tow would allow Auto Return to use their current tracking system 
until it was no longer needed. The tow yard would be segmented isolating towed 
vehicles for which City Tow possessed lien rights from those towed by Auto Return. 

Replying to Ms. Downey's question concerning Parking Control Officers (PCOs) having 
to wait with a vehicle until the tow truck arrived, Mr. Norman stated that the DPT was 
considering the use of up-to-date technologies, such as bar coding, that would allow 
the PCO to mark the vehicle. Improved communications between the tow truck and 
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In follow-up to a question raised during the Staff Report, the Chair asked Mr. Norman 
to inform the Council of the new hire as the Commander for Neighborhood 
Enforcement. Mr. Norman stated that the Enforcement Division had been organized 
with a Deputy Director (the administrative head of the division) and an Enforcement 
Commander (Commander of all PCOs). He stated that over the last ten (10) years the 
Enforcement Commander has been a SFPD officer transferred to DPT. Commander 
Silvia Harper currently is the new Commander for Neighborhood Enforcement. 

7. Geary Transit Corridor Improvement: Phase 1 - Municipal Railway (Muni) 
Staff Presentation (Agenda Item 7 - Discussion/Action). Suany Chough (Planner, 
Capital Planning & Grants [Muni]) stated that at the Council's Planning & Marketing 
Committee (PMC) meeting held on February 23 rd , the Committee voted to support the 
project with the caveats about a transit lane color pavement and the potential for 
accommodating bicyclists. Ms. Chough commented that the Department of Public Works 
(DPW) was contacted about the recommendation regarding transit lane color 
pavement. She remarked that ongoing discussions concerning the possible 
development of a policy and actual materials that could be used were taking place. She 
remarked that there were perceived complications with the actual application of colored 
lane material. 

Addressing the PMC's recommendation to the Council about a bike lane along the Geary 
Transit Corridor, Ms. Chough remarked that a meeting was held with Michael Burns 
(MTA Executive Director) at which the recommendation was discussed. The outcome of 
that meeting was the view that bicyclists' safety signage was important, but bicyclists 
should be encouraged to use the designated bike routes on Post and Sutter Streets. 
Meetings are planned with the Chairman of the Bike Collation. She stated that a series 
of presentations had been given to the San Francisco County Transportation Authority 
(SFCTA/TA) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and the Geary Boulevard Citizens 
Advisory Committee (Geary CAC). Muni's design team with the support of DPT staff 
had held a public meeting on Wednesday, March 3 rd to address concerns regarding 
parking, stop configurations, service or merchant delivery issues, and other aspects of 
the plan. 

Responding to Mr. Weaver's question regarding the area of the project's first phase, Ms. 
Chough explained that the project's area was along Geary Boulevard and O'Farrell 
Street from Van Ness Avenue to Market Street, and the majority of changes would 
occur between Powell Street and Van Ness Avenue. 

Mr. Ferrario announced that he was a member of the Geary CAC and that the Geary 
CAC would meet on Thursday, April 22 nd in the TA's 25 th Floor Conference Room, 100 
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Responding to Mr. Rolfe inquiry regarding DPW's concerns in using colored pavement 
materials, Ms. Chough explained that DPW was unfamiliar with using colored pavement 
as a marking for traffic patterns and had expressed maintenance/roadway repair 
concerns. 

The Chair stated that the following motion was before the Council and called 
for discussion: 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA adopt the Geary 
Transit Corridor Improvements, Phase 1 staff proposal, and 
urges the MTA to pursue transit lane color pavement as part of 
the projector as soon as possible. The MTA CAC further 
recommends that the MTA explore proper signage to direct 
bicyclists to the safest possible lane. 

Mr. Cimento expressed the opinion that the colored lane issue was not really a MTA 
issue but a DPW issue. 

Mr. Murphy explained that the reason for the motion was to relay to the MTAB the 
Council's opinion that the Board should continue to pursue this matter since the 
painted diamond symbols were inadequate in keeping traffic out of the transit lane. 
He stated that the MTA would have to fund the use of colored payment at an 
estimated additional cost of $400,000 to the project. 

At the suggestion of the Chair and Mr. Cimento, Mr. Weaver moved the 
following amendment: 

Amended Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the Municipal Transit 

Agency (MTA) adopt the Geary Transit Corridor 
Improvements, Phase 1 staff proposal, and urges the MTA 
and the Department of Public Works (DPW) to pursue 
transit lane color pavement as part of the project or as 
soon as possible. The MTA CAC further recommends that 
the MTA explore proper signage to direct bicyclists to the 
safest possible lane. 

Noting no further discussion to the amended motion the Chair called for a 
vote. 

The amended motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Ellen 
Hayes, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Nia 
Crowder (Vice Chair), Sue Cauthen, Bruce Oka, were absent. 



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8. San Francisco Municipal Railway Clean Air Plan and Alternative Fuel Pilot 
Program (AFPP) (Agenda Item 8 - Discussion/Action). Joe Speaks (Senior 
Administrative Analysis, Special Projects Coordinator [Muni]) explained that the Clean 
Air Plan derived from the 1996 Muni's Fleet Management Plan as contained in the Short 
Range Transit Plan (SRTP). Mr. Speaks stated that the plan essentially addresses fleet 
replacement - how Muni manages and cycle its buses. The impetus for the plan has 
been the concern as to the type of buses Muni plans to purchase and environmental 
efforts to reduce diesel emissions. Mr. Speaks distributed a handout to the Council and 
stated that the handout provides Muni's plan to achieve its goal of zero-emissions by 
the year 2020 (attachment). 

He stated that Muni had met with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) who 
regulates what technologies are legal in California. He explained that hybrid buses 
have not and are not currently legal in California, but CARB was softening on its 
position, and a rule change would be presented on June 24 th . He expressed the opinion 
that hybrid is the cleanest bus technology. He stated that it was Muni's intent to 
support CARB's move toward hybrid bus technology. Muni plans to use hybrid electric 
vehicles to cleanup the local environment and reduce overall emissions. 

Mr. Speaks provided the Council an overview of the Zero Emissions 2020 plan and 
stated that: 

Zero emissions would be achieved through the use of hybrid vehicles as an 
interim step to fuel cell technology. 

The use of Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) would be maximized. 

Conventional diesel buses would be replaced with electric drive buses. 

Remaining diesel buses would be updated to state-of-the-art low-emission diesel 
standards. 

The Trap Program would be continued to reduce emissions. 

Sixty-foot articulated buses would be upgraded with engines that meet CARB 
standards. 

He stated that through the fleet replacements that began in 1997, about 375 vehicles 
were replaced which purge about 88% of Muni's particulate matter emissions. The use 
of PM/NOx devices on current low-emission fleet vehicles has reduced 1997 ultra-carbs 
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Mr. Speaks explained that the Board of Supervisors asked Muni to work diligently to 
pursue alternative vehicle technologies and Muni has emerged as a regional leader in 
advocating the adoption of hybrid buses. 

He commented that the Federal Government is the primary source for funds used to 
replace buses. Currently there are 495 buses in the bus fleet. When old buses are 
replaced fifty (50) old buses that are in the newest and best operating condition are 
kept as a reserve fleet to supplement fleet operations. The Federal Government does 
not pay for the replacement or upgrade of reserve fleet buses. He expressed the 
opinion that with the passage of Proposition I it was viewed from a policy prospective 
that Proposition K funds could be requested to cleanup the fleet to every extent 
possible. 

The Chair commended Muni's staff effort in cleaning up the air and preserving transit 
reliability considering imposed political constraints. 

Ms. Vincent expressed concern that during inclement weather, rain and high 
winds, the 24-Divisadero Line frequently experiences power outages in the 
area of 30 th Street proceeding towards Portland. 

Mr. Speaks explained that the ETC trolley coaches were capable to operate using their 
own power for a limited amount of time should a power outage occurs. He stated that 
he would take Ms. Vincent's concerns as a comment regarding the reliability of the 
electric wire systems. 

Ms. Drennen commented as a member of the Air Quality Management Advisory Council, 
she had inquired into Muni's working relationship with the Air Quality District and 
concerns about natural gas bus grants given to Muni. Mr. Speaks explained that Muni 
was in the process of reconciling the real maze of funding sources. He stated that the 
price of new technology buses was more expensive and a decision regarding local 
funding sources increments had to be made. Grants were awarded for Combined 
Natural Gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure, but the funds were only a fraction of the cost 
to build the structure. It was requested that the grants should be converted towards 
hybrid pilots (projects) and the funds were subsequently withdrawn. 

In response to Mr. Perez question regarding the bus replacement under Proposition I 
and the replacement of buses under the Clean Air Plan, Mr. Speaks stated that 
Proposition I requires the removal of buses with a stricter requirement that is yet to be 
resolve. He expressed the opinion that Muni was concerned that should Proposition I is 
found to be legally binding and the Board of Supervisors choose not to invoke their 
authority to change Proposition I through the issuance of an ordinance, the question 
arises would Muni be required to retire the buses. A reduction in service would result, 
which would be illegal under Proposition E. 

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Mr. Cimento asked about the estimated cost in meeting the CARB requirements and if 
the cost would be an operating or a capital expenses. Mr. Speaks explained that the 
cost would be a capital expense. 

Mr. Murphy expressed the opinion that a certain member of the Board of Supervisors 
want the Proposition I expenses to be taken for Muni's Operating Budget. 

Mr. Speaks stated that the view was that dollars would continue to flow as buses reach 
the end of their useful life. The process is about making sure funds are flowing at the 
right amount and at the right pace so it does not affect other capital programs or 
operating monies. 

The Chair suggested that the Council consider making a recommendation 
recommending adoption of Muni's Clean Air Plan in concept. 

Mr. Weaver moved the following motion, which was seconded by Ms. 
Vincent: 

Motion: The MTA CAC supports the Municipal Railway (Muni) Clean Air Plan 
in concept. 

Mr. Cimento moved the following amendment to the motion, which was 
accepted as a friendly amendment: 

Amended Motion: The MTA CAC supports the Municipal Railway (Muni) 

Clean Air Plan in concept pending further discussion on 
costs and benefits of the plan. 

Noting no further discussion concerning the motion, the Chair called for a 
vote. 

The amended motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Ellen 
Hayes, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Nia 
Crowder (Vice Chair), Sue Cauthen, Bruce Oka, were absent. 

The Chair asked Mr. Speaks to brief the Council regarding the Engineering, Maintenance 
& Safety Committee's (EMSC's) motion that was before the Council concerning the 
modification of the NOx emission standards. 

Mr. Speaks explained that the modification was the transit fleet rule change being 
considered in which CARB would allow hybrids. He stated that there was currently a 
comment period with the intent to show that Muni's various stakeholders are lining up 
in favor of the plan's conception. 

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Noting no further discussion on the motion, the Chair called for a vote: 

Motion: The MTA CAC endorses the Municipal Railway (Muni) proposal to 
the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to modify the NOx 
emission standards. 



The amended motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Ellen 
Hayes, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Nia 
Crowder (Vice Chair), Sue Cauthen, Bruce Oka, were absent. 

9. Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) Recommendations 
(January 26, and February 23, 2004 meetings) (Agenda Item 9 - 
Discussion/Action). The Chair asked Ms. Downey to introduce recommended motions 
that were before the Council. She explained that Don Gee (Chief Maintenance Officer - 
Rubber Tire Fleet [Muni]) had attended the OCSC's meeting of January 26 th addressing 
the Committee's concerns regarding the cleanliness of transit vehicles. 

Ms. Hayes seconded the following motions: 

Motion a: The MTA CAC recommends that the marketing group explore a 
public service announcement campaign urging passengers to 
take their trash with them when they exit the vehicle. 

Motion b: The MTA CAC recommends that if and when additional car 
cleaner positions are available that the Municipal Railway (Muni) 
consider placing some of them at major line termini for the 
purposes of removing trash from vehicles during the operating 
day. 

Noting no further discussion and having received no public comment 
concerning Motions a and b, the Chair called for a vote. 

Motions a and b passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Ellen 
Hayes, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Nia 
Crowder (Vice Chair), Sue Cauthen, Bruce Oka, were absent. 

The Chair introduced Motion c as follows: 

Motion c: Whereas the total number of Passenger Service Reports 
received does not appear to collated to service quality, the MTA 
CAC recommends the total number of PSRs not be made a 



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Service Standard Goal for Muni. The MTA CAC recommends the 
speed of PSR resolution continue to be part of Muni's Service 
Standards. The MTA CAC further recommends that PSRs be 
narrowly categorized so that major changes in the types of PSRs 
received can easily be tracked. 

The Chair made the following friendly amendment to Motion c: 

Amended Motion c: Whereas the total number of Passenger Service 

Reports received does not appear to be correlated to 
service quality, the MTA CAC recommends the total 
number of PSRs not be made a Service Standard Goal 
for Muni. The MTA CAC recommends the speed of PSR 
resolution continue to be part of Muni's Service 
Standards. The MTA CAC further recommends that 
PSRs be narrowly categorized so that major changes 
in the types of PSRs received can easily be tracked. 

The Chair explained that the Council had seen that number of PSRs had nothing to do 
with any other service outcome. He commented that sometime the number of PSRs 
increase by huge percentages when services were clearly improving and the number 
of PSRs would decrease when service declined. He expressed the view that the total 
number of PSRs should not be included in the service standard since it does not have 
a relationship to service. 

Mr. Ferrario commented that with the pending reduction in personnel the speed of 
PSR resolution might be reduced. 

Mr. Murphy commended that should the speed of PSR resolution decrease it is a 
measurement that should be known. 

Noting no further discussion of Amended Motions c, the Chair called for a 
vote. 

Amended Motion c passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Ellen 
Hayes, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Nia 
Crowder (Vice Chair), Sue Cauthen, Bruce Oka, were absent. 

The Chair introduced Motion d as follows: 

Motion d: The MTA CAC recommends that the Department of Parking and 
Traffic (DPT) incorporate the Transit First Policy into their 
mission statement, and urges them to develop a plan to 
incorporate it into the policies and procedures the Department 

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creates and implements. The MTA CAC further recommends joint 
meetings with City Department Heads for the purpose of 
discussing and perpetrating the Charter's Transit First Policy. 

Ms. Drennen asked that a friendly amendment to Motion d be considered as 

follows: 

Amended Motion d: The MTA CAC recommends that the Department of 

Parking and Traffic (DPT) incorporate the Transit First 
Policy into their mission statement, and urges them to 
develop a plan to incorporate it into the policies and 
procedures the Department creates and implements. 
The MTA CAC further recommends joint meetings with 
City Department Heads for the purpose of discussing 
and implementing the Charter's Transit First Policy. 

Noting no further discussion concerning Amended Motions d, the Chair 
called for a vote. 

Amended Motion d passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Ellen 
Hayes, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Nia 
Crowder (Vice Chair), Sue Cauthen, Bruce Oka, were absent. 

Motion e: The MTA CAC recommends that DPT's service standards include 
measures of enforcement effectiveness, such as average time of 
response to citizen requests for enforcement, and percentage of 
violations ticketed by violation type, as well as average time of 
response (measured as time from customer phone call to actual 
vehicle removal) to requests for driveway tows. 

The Chair explained that DPT was in the process of developing service standards similar 
to Muni's and the recommendation provided advice on measurements that should be 

included. 

Ms. Downey suggested that Motion f should be considered with Motion e. 

Noting no objection, the Chair stated that Motions e and f would be 
considered together. 

Motion f: The MTA CAC recommends that the number of annual pedestrian 
fatalities be included in DPT's service standards. 

Following a discussion of the wording of Motion f, Council Members amended 
Motion f as follows: 

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Amended Motion f: The MTA CAC recommends that the number of annual 

pedestrian injuries and fatalities be included in DPT's 
service standards. 

Noting no further discussion concerning motions e and Amended Motion 
f, the Chair called for a vote. 

Motion e and Amended Motion f passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Ellen 
Hayes, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Nia 
Crowder (Vice Chair), Sue Cauthen, Bruce Oka, were absent. 

Ms. Downey stated that the OCSC reviews service standard every year. She asked 
Council Members to provide any suggestions regarding customer service base concerns 
relative to DPT functions. 

Mr. Cimento suggested the Council should discuss Muni's plan to meet 
Proposition E performance measures/goals. The Chair agreed that the 
Council should schedule a discussion for the Council's April 1 st meeting. 

10. Council Members' Questions and Comments (Agenda Item 10 - 
Discussion/Action). 

Ms. Downey commented on the closure of the Golden Gate Park Concourse scheduled 
sometime in March. She stated that the construction of the parking garage would 
impact the service of the 44-O'Shaughnessy and a service rerouted would be required. 
She remarked that Muni had performed test that showed the rerouting of the 44- 
O'Shaughnessy would require an extra bus in order to continue to provide scheduled 
service and the cost for the extra bus was estimated at $750 per day or $450,000 for 
the life of the project. She stated that the Concourse Authority was advised of the 
impact the complete closing of the concourse would have on Muni service and that the 
Concourse Authority never budgeted for the reroute cost. She remarked that Muni 
suggested a partial closure of the roadway, but the Concourse Authority stated that this 
could not be done. Ms. Downey suggested that the Council should make a motion 
recommending that the 44-O'Shaughnessy should not be rerouted until the Concourse 
Authority provides funding for the reroute. 

The Chair suggested that the Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 
calendar as a March agenda item the affects of closing the Golden Gate Park 
Music Concourse on the 44-O'Shaughnessy. 

Ms. Vincent asked the Chair to send condolences to Mr. Oka on behalf of the Council. 

11. Committee Reports (Agenda Item 11 - Discussion/ Action). No comments 
provided regarding this item. 

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12. MTA CAC Agenda Planning (Agenda Item 12 - Discussion/ Action). The Chair 
stated that the Council had discussed calendaring the following items: 

• Muni's plan to meet Proposition E performance measures/goals for 
the Council's April 1 st meeting. 

• The Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) calendar as a March 
agenda item the affects of closing the Golden Gate Park Music 
Concourse on the 44-O'Shaughnessy. 

• Council Members would be notified about an upcoming tour. 

The Chair announced that the Council's next regular scheduled meeting would be held 
on Thursday, April 1, 2004, 5:30pm, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference 
Room 335). 

13. Adjournment. The Chair adjourned the meeting at 7:35pm. 

Attachment: 

Agenda Item 8 - 

Zero Emissions 2020 - The Clean Air Plan of the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni 

Clean Air Plan - February 27, 2004) 






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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



MAR 2 9 2004 
-Notice Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 5:30pm 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Nia Crowder (Vice Chair), 

Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, 

Ellen Hayes, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(1 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Daniel Weaver 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Nia Crowder, Emily Drennen, Ellen Hayes, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

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The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

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401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

AGENDA 

Regular Meeting 

for 

Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 5:30pm 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 



Item Number/Item Estimated Time 

1. Call to Order/ Roll Call 5:30 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the 
Council not on the agenda. 5:32 

3. Adopt Minutes of February 25 and March 4, 2004 5:37 

[Attachments] (Discussion/Action) 

4. Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 5:40 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

5. Staff Report [Attachment] (Discussion/Action) 5:45 
Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 

MTA Staff Initiated Items (Discussion/Action) 

6. Municipal Railway (Muni) Plan to Meet Proposition E 

Performance Measures/Goals 5:50 

Michael Burns (Executive Director, Municipal Transportation Agency) 

Public Comment. 

7. Municipal Railway (Muni) Proposed Service Adjustments [Attachments] 6:10 
Peter Straus (Manager, Service Planning [Muni]) 

Public Comment. 

Council-Initiated Items (Discussion/ Action) 

8. Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 
Recommendation (March 18, 2004 meeting) [Attachment to Motion c]- 6:30 
(Nia Crowder, EMSC Chair) 

Motion a: The MTA CAC commends Muni's efforts to create job 
opportunities in the community surrounding the Third Street 
Light Rail project, and recommends that the Transportation 
Authority fund Muni's Pedestrian Safety Monitor and 
Apprenticeship Programs. 

Public Comment. 



Motion b: The MTA CAC recommends that all new Municipal Railway 
(Muni) overhead electric feed line conversions, route 
extensions or permanent route changes include 
undergrounding of overhead utility wires. 

The MTA CAC recommends that all Municipal Railway (Muni) 
overhead feed electric lines, light rail or trolley bus be 
priority locations for overhead utility wire undergrounding 
as part of San Francisco's Rule 20A Undergrounding 
Program. 

Thereby residents along Municipal Railway (Muni) trolley or 
Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) routes will benefit from the safety 
and aesthetics of underground utility wire systems, as well 
as low vehicle noise levels and zero emissions from electric 
powered vehicles. 

Public Comment. 

Motion c: The MTA CAC recommends that the sidewalk parking 
photographs from the MTA CAC's Engineering, Maintenance, 
and Safety Committee, taken by Linton Stables, be 
incorporated into the DPT's sidewalk parking driveway 
violation flyer or other educational materials. 

Public Comment. 

9. Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) Recommendation 

(March 15, 2004 meeting) - 6:40 

Joan Downey, Chair OCSC 

Motion a: The MTA CAC recommends that, in order to reduce retaliatory 
violence against complainants, DPT consider removing text on 
parking tickets that indicates the ticket was issued based on a 
complaint. The MTA CAC further recommends that DPT 
consider adding the word "TOW" to the stencils used on red 
paint tipping the edge of driveways. 

The MTA CAC recommends that DPT arrange and facilitate a 
community meeting to address this issue in University 
Terrace. The MTA CAC further commends to the attention of 
DPT the signatures from residents of Temescal Street 
indicating their desire for safe driveway access in University 
Terrace. 

Public Comment. 

Motion b: The MTA CAC recommends that the Department of Parking 
and Traffic (DPT) begin training Parking Control Officers 
(PCOs) to issue double parking/double fine citations along 
designated transit corridors and along bike lanes, and 
measure the effectiveness of the program. 

Public Comment. 









Motion c: The MTA CAC ask that the MTA Board request the City 
Attorney to provide an opinion clarifying what charges are 
included in the Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Fee and a 
response in writing be provided to the Council. 

Public Comment. 

Motion d: The MTA CAC supports the denial of parking permits for 
Golden Gate Park garage construction pending a plan by 
which the 44-O'Shaughnessy can continue service on its 
approximate current route during the garage's construction, 
and further authorizes the CAC Chair to communicate this 
position to the Board of Supervisors and Concourse Authority. 
The MTA CAC recommends that the Concourse Authority pay 
any additional costs to Muni for service disruption during 
garage construction. 

Public Comment. 

Motion e: The MTA CAC recommends that the number of Residential 
Parking Permits be limited to the number of licensed drivers 
residing at the applicants' address. 

Public Comment. 

Motion f: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA seek city legislation 
permanently barring from the Residential Parking Permit 
Program new housing specifically excluded from the RPP 
Program. 

Public Comment. 

Motion g: The MTA CAC recommends that sidewalk parking response 
time be added to the Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) 
Service Standards. 

Public Comment. 

10. Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) Recommendations 

(March 15, 2004 meeting) [Attachments] - 6:55 

Bruce Oka, Chair PMC 

Draft Letters of Commendation Regarding SFCTA Strategic Analysis 
Report (SAR) on Transportation System Level of Service (LOS) 
Methodologies 

11. Council Members 7 Questions and Comments (Discussion/Action) 7:00 

12. Committee Reports [Appendix] (Discussion/Action) 7:05 

13. MTA CAC Agenda Planning (Discussion/Action) 7:15 
Council and Committees' Meetings & Agenda Planning - Calendar Year 2004; 

2004 MTA CAC Tentative Meeting Schedule; Suggested Facilities Tours Sites: 
Third Street Light Rail Project; Vehicle Maintenance System/Materials 
Management System (VMS/MMS); Department of Parking and Traffic Control 
Center. 



Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, 
May 6, 2004, 5:30pm, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 
(Conference Room 335). 

14. Adjournment 7:30 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 3 - 

Draft MTA CAC Minutes of February 25 and March 4, 2004 

Agenda Item 5 - 

Monthly Staff Report (April 1, 2004) 

Agenda Item 7 - 

Service Adjustments 

Muni Proposed Service Adjustments - Summer 2004 

Agenda Item 8 - 

Motion c - Photos of Driveway/Sidewalk Parking Violations 

Agenda Item 10 - 

Draft Letters to Mr. Luis Moscovich, Supervisor McGodrick, Mr. Pi Ra, Ms. Emily Drennen, MR. Leah 
Shahum, Mr. David Snyder, Ms. Gabriel Metcalf, Mr. Bob Planthold, Ms. Kristie Kimball, Ms. Amanda 
Eaken, Mr. Jeffrey Tumlin, Ms. Kara Vuicich 

Appendix - Committee Reports 



Appendix - Committee Reports 
MTA CAC Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Thursday, April 1, 2004 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

(Nia Crowder, EMSC Chair) 

Last meeting held: Thursday, March 18, 2004. 

Items discussed: Bayview/Hunters Point Community Concerns Regarding Outreach/ 
Contracting Issues (Minority Contracting) - Use of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) as 
First Source Hiring Point/Rotating Pools; All Future Diesel to Trolley Conversions Include 
Consideration of Undergrounding Overhead Utility Wires Along the Entire Route; Revision to 
Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Sidewalk/Driveway Violation Flyer. 

Deferred Topic from March 18, 2004 Meeting: Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 
Update - Clean Air Plan (Final Report). 

Follow-up Item to Discuss/ Refer at Council Meeting: Municacweb email of Tuesday, 
January 20, 2004 (Subject: Automated Transfers in Muni Underground [Mr. Dennis 1 Hanna]) 
(attachment); August 28 th Metro Overhead Dewirement Incident Follow-up/Station Agents 
Failure to Make Announcement When Service Delays Occur. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, May 20, 2004, 4:00pm, 1145 
Market Street (5 th Floor Main Conference Room). 

Tentative Topic Items May 20, 2004 Meeting: Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) - 
Clean Air Plan (Final Report) & Battery Electric Vehicle Replacement of 30-Foot Orion Buses; 
Municipal Railway (Muni) Construction Project Priority and Project Deferment List; Condition of 
Muni Metro Stations - Cleanliness, Painting, Lighting, Public Address System. 

Pending Topic Calendar Items: 

August 2003 - Integration of the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) and the Municipal 
Railway (Muni) Central Offices. 

October 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Approval of Draft Letter to Maintenance Deputy 
General Manager Recommending Reiteration that Starter Shift Checkout of Vehicles Include 
Deployment and Inspection of Lift-U Equipment as Written (Nia Crowder). 

Quarterly/ Bimonthly Updates: Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP); Third Street Light Rail 
Project; N-Judah; Municipal Railways Headquarters. 

Potential Discussion Topics: Breda Engineering Modifications/ Design Repair Plan Update 
(July 2004); Report on Central Subway; T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC 
Interaction; Steps Concerning Muni's Vision Plan Implementation; Ocean Avenue Traffic 
Alignment Plans; Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization; 
Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service;. 



Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

(Daniel Murphy, FAC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Wednesday, February 25, 2004. 

Items Discussed: FY 2005 Municipal Railway (Muni) Budget; FY2005 Department of Parking 
& Traffic (DPT) Budget. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, April 21, 2004, 2:00pm, 401 
Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335). 

Tentative Topic Items Next Meeting: To be determined. 

Suggested Topics from FAC May 28, 2003 Meeting: CalTrain Joint Powers Board (JPB) 
Funding Change; DPT Budget Update; Capital and Grants Funding Process/Accounting and 
Appropriations Authority; Review of Budget Process; Federal Program Formula Funds. 

Deferred Topics of Cancelled September 17, 2003 Meeting Pending: Fiscal Year 
2001/2002 Audits (Metro East Land Acquisition Accounting); Maintenance Budget; Financial 
Savings/Financial Difference in the Use of Disabled Sticker on Paratransit Regional Identification 
Card and the Discontinued Disabled "D" Magnetic Pass. 

Deferred Topic from October 2003 Tentative Topic Calendar Pending: Transit Impact 
Development Fee (TIDF)/Soma Service Follow-up. 

Suggested Topics from FAC February 25, 2004 Meeting: Capital Budget Shortfall and 
Impact of Operating Budget Changes; Prioritization of Capital Projects Referred to Operating 
Budget; Public Interaction With Staff. 

Follow-up Items: Insurance Overview, Risk Management, and Effect of Proposition E; 
Quarterly Review of Revenues and Expenses; Parking Revenues; Review of Previous Year's 
Budget Recommendations; Fiscal Year 2004 Muni/DPT Budgets; MTA CAC Budget 
Recommendations of February 19, 2003; Deficit Closure Plan and Force Reductions; Continued 
and Limited Sales of Tokens By Vendors. 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

(Formerly Service Reliability and Quality Committee [SRQC]) 
(Joan Downey, OCSC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Monday, March 15, 2004. 

Items Discussed: Driveway Parking Violation Enforcement; Double-Parking of Automobiles 
Along Transit Corridors; Residential Parking Permits (RPP); Affects of Closure of the Golden 
Gate Park Music Concourse on the 44-O'Shaughnessy; Improved Communications between 
Muni and Passengers; Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Service Standards; Review of 
Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Response to MTA CAC Recommendation that DPT 
Consider Combining the 587/588, Residential Parking Permit and General Enforcement Groups; 
39-Coit Service Improvement Follow-up. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Monday, April 19, 2004, 3:00pm, 401 Van 
Ness, Room 308 (Conference Room 312). 

Tentative Topic Items April 19, 2004 Meeting: Municipal Railway (Muni) Service 
Standards Follow-up; Rescue Muni J, L, M & N Lines Recommendations Follow-up; Wayside 
Fare Collection Working Group (WAFER) Follow-up. 



Referred Item to Committee Pending: 

Muni Non-operations of Three Car LRV's within the Metro Subway System (Referred from 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMCS) meeting of June 19, 2003 [Council 
Member - Steve Ferrario]). 

Follow-up Items: 39-Coit Service Improvement; Passenger Service Report (PSR); Rescue 
Muni J, L, M & N Lines Recommendations; Wayside Fare Collection Working Group (WAFER); 
Fare Gate Transition and Subway Change Machines; Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) 
Incorporation of Transit First Policy; Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Exclusion for Housing 
Without Legal Number of Parking Units. 

Quarterly Update: Cable Car. 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

(Formerly Service Design & Marketing Committee [SDMC]) 
(Bruce Oka, PMC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Monday, March 15, 2004. 

Items Discussed: Report on Municipal Railway (Muni) Community Outreach Regarding 
Service Adjustments; Long-Term Plan Regarding the Electrification of the 71-Haight-Norega and 
12-Folson Service Lines; Master Plan - New Housing Element Affect Along Transit Corridors; 
Review Draft Letter of Appreciation from MTA CAC to San Francisco County Transit Authority 
(SFCTA/TA) Concerning Strategic Analysis Report on Transportation System Level of Service 
(LOS) Methodologies. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Monday, April 19, 2004, 5:30pm, 401 Van 
Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335). 

Tentative Topic Item March 15, 2004 Meeting: 

• 29-Sunset and 82X-Presidio & Wharves Express Route Services Lines Changes (Deferred 
from PMC's October 20 th meeting). 

• MTA CAC Liaison with San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA/TA) Geary 
Corridor Study Citizens Advisory Committee (Referred from Council's October 2 nd meeting). 

Review of CAC Attendance Chart; Information Requests, Recommendations, and 
Incoming Correspondence Matrixes (Attachments) 




City and County ofSan Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens ' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
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Regular Meeting san francisco 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Thursday, April 1, 2004, 5:30 p.m. 
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, CA 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 
5:35pm, Thursday, March 4, 2004. Daniel Murphy (Chair) presided. A quorum was 
present including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Joan 
Downey (departed at 7:30pm), Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Ellen Hayes (departed at 
7:30pm), Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: Sue Cauthen (arrived at 5:45pm/departed 
at 7:25pm, Dorris Vincent (arrived at 6:15pm). 

MTA CAC Members Absent: Art Cimento, Nia Crowder (Vice Chair). 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [Muni] and Department of 
Parking and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Michael Burns (MTA Executive Director), Fred 
Stevens (General Manager [Muni]), Deborah Denison (Superintendent Performance 
Monitoring and Analysis [Muni]), Wilson Johnson (Deputy for Transportation [Muni]), 
Peter Straus (Manager, Service Planning [Muni]), Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Liaison), 
Lorraine Fuqua (DPT MTA CAC Liaison), Vincent Dunlap (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Labor Representatives Present: Ron Mitchell (Joint Labor Management Board 
[JLMB]), Rafael Cabrera (Executive Vice President, Local Transport Workers Union of 
America, Local 250-A). 

Community Representatives Present: Willie Ratcliff (General Contractor/Developer 
and Publisher of the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper), Jeremy 
Nelson (Transportation for Livable City [TLC]), Pi Ra (Haight-Asbury Neighborhood 
Council [HANC]), Michael Smithwick (Alamo Square Neighborhood Association), David 
Tornheim (Central City Progressives), Mary Bull (Greenwood Earth Alliance/Reclaim the 
Commons Mobilization). 




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2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the 
Council not on the agenda (Agenda Item 2). No public comment was provided 
concerning this item. 

3. Adopt Minutes of February 25 and March 4, 2004 (Agenda Item 3). The Chair 
explained that the draft minutes of March 4 th had not been prepared and the Council 
would consider the draft minutes of February 25 th . Ms. Downey asked that a correction 
to the draft minutes, page 13, paragraph 5, line 3, be made changing "sidewalk-parking 
fine to $100.00" vice "sidewalk-parking fine to $200.00." 

Mr. Ferrario moved the following motion, which was seconded by Ms. 
Drennen: 

Motion: The MTA CAC adopts draft minutes of February 25, 2004 with 
correction. 

The motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Ellen 
Hayes, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Sue Cauthen, 
Art Cimento, Nia Crowder (Vice Chair), Dorris Vincent were absent. 

4. Report of the Chair (Agenda Item 4). The Chair reported that: 

• Supervisor Tony Hall recently appointed Ms. Burns (President of the Greater 
West Portal Neighborhood Association) to the Council. 

• The Municipal Transportation Agency Board (MTAB) received the Councils 
recommendations of March 4th. Cleopatra Vaughns (Chairman, MTAB of 
Directors) extended the Board's thanks regarding the recommendations. 

5. Staff Report (Agenda Item 5 - Discussion/Action). Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC 
Liaison) stated that in addition to the comments made in the Staff Report regarding the 
peace demonstrations, anticipated disruptions were well planned and handled with 
minor impact to service. 

Ms. Drennen noted that the staff report commented on the progress of the Metro East 
Light Rail Facility Project and asked the Chair to take public comment on this matter. 

The Chair called for public comment on Agenda Item 5. 

Willie Ratdiff (General Contractor/Developer and Publisher of the San Francisco Bay 
View National Black Newspaper) stated that (community) support for the Third Street 
Light Rail Project through Bay View/Hunters Point began in 1993. The project was seen 
as an opportunity to help the community address issues concerning the high 
unemployment rate of over 50% amongst black males in the area. Mr. Ratdiff 

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commented that Muni had been asked to establish a pre-apprenticeship training for the 
hiring of Bay View/Hunters Point residents, but the community was rebuffed by Muni. 
He commented that the community was upset and intends to pursue an injunction to 
stop the project. He asked that: 

• Muni effect discussions in the community to develop a pre-apprenticeship 
program. 

• Contractors that bid on construction projects must identify a certain number of 
pre-apprenticeship positions for the training of local residents. 

• Local contractors within the Bay View/Hunters Point community that were willing 
to train residents be allowed to bid work. 

Ms. Hayes suggested that Mr. Ratcliff provide a list identifying local 
contractors willing to work with Muni. Mr. Ratcliff commented that Muni already 
has a list of local contractors. 

6. Municipal Railway (Muni) Plan to Meet Proposition E Performance 
Measures/Goals (Agenda Item 6 - Discussion/ Action). The Chair introduced Agenda 
Item 6 by stating, as a matter of concern, it was clear that Muni would not meet 
Proposition E Service Standards for 2004. Michael Burns (Executive Director, Municipal 
Transportation Agency) commented that he would address the Agency's plan to attain 
Proposition E set standards. 

Mr. Burns introduced Fred Stevens (General Manager [Muni]), Deborah Denison 
(Superintendent Performance Monitoring and Analysis), Wilson Johnson (Deputy for 
Transportation [Muni]). He commented that in 1999 Muni's on-time performance was 
around 48%. Over the last two years the on-time performance osculated around 70%. 
The last report to the MTAB, which was for the first six-months of this fiscal year, was 
actually below 70% - 68% plus. He stated that the challenge for Muni was to move to 
the 85% level. 

He provided the Council a general overview of actions taken and plans to improve on- 
time performance in achieving Proposition E goals by: 

• Having Traffic Checkers ride transit lines taking data points on the lines 
performance. 

• Improve Operations access to Traffic Checker data and enhance analysis of 
statistics to determine causes affecting on-time performance. 

• Improved data collection through the use of Nextbus on transit vehicles. 

• Identifying lowest performing lines. 

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• Developing initiatives that address operators' reasons for early (Sharp) run time 
departures. 

• Working with the Unions, including Locals 200 and 250-A, and having Union 
Representatives talk with operators about the importance of leaving terminals on 
time. 

• Identifying scheduling problems and making modifications, accordingly. 

• Having a greater presence of managers and superintendents, along with street 
inspectors, monitor line operations. 

• Working with DPT on improving enforcement as the need is identified. 

Mr. Stephens commented that the initial focus has been on early departures. He 
commented on operators' perception regarding their need for early departures to 
maintain schedule. He stated that improvements were being made. 

Mr. Burns distributed to the Council a chart that summarized data collected by Traffic 
Checkers during the month of February 2004 that focused on low performing lines 
(attachment). He commented that schedule tolerance was very narrow, no more than 
one-minute early or four-minutes late at the data points. 

Responding to Ms. Downey's inquiry about the use of Nextbus system in monitoring 
service, Mr. Burns explained that Nextbus has been used on the rail lines to monitor 
service. Recent advancements were made in receiving Nextbus data in a readable 
format that would be used to analyze service basically by run/vehicle. 

Mr. Stephens commented that Nextbus terminals would shortly be available in a 
selected number of inspectors' vehicles. He stated that the inspector stationed at 
Church and Duboce has a hardwired access to Nextbus and effectively uses the system. 

Replying to Mr. Murphy's question regarding the use of electronically gathered 
information for disciplinary purposes, Mr. Burns stated that the focus with the data was 
on management and addressing scheduled or route related difficulties. 

Ms. Burns expressed the opinion that for the past three months the Nextbus system has 
had difficulty in identifying inbound vehicles leaving Balboa between the hours of 
6:30am to 7:45am. The systems shows gaps in service regularly occurring between 
7:20am and 7:40am, and few trains were identified leaving Balboa en route to West 
Portal. Vehicles appear all at once on the computer screen. 

Mr. Burns explained a problem experienced for the customer with Nextbus was that the 
train indication does somewhat flash on and off, but interestingly the data was still 
available on screen. He commented that Nextbus was important to the customer for 

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informational purposes, but it has a major benefit that was really critical to Muni 
because of the operational information provided to inspectors. 

Mr. Rolfe asked if there was a way of measuring how many of the scheduled trips were 
actually made and what percentage of trips were made? Mr. Stephens replied that 
actual scheduled trips and percentages were currently measured. Ms. Dennison 
remarked that both Susan Chelone, Transit Planner/Analyst, Schedule [Muni]) and she 
would participated in a discussion at the next Operations & Customer's Service 
Committee (OCSC) and detailed information concerning the service standards would be 
discussed at that time. 

Responding to Mr. Oka's question concerning the legitimacy of the operators' perception 
regarding their need for early departures when operating on the F-Line and if the on- 
time problem was a result of mechanical failures, Mr. Stephens explained that having 
reviewed the lines measurement data, identifying lines that pick up or lose time from 
end to end, many lines loose time but the F-lines usually gains time. Mr. Stephens 
stated that on-time performance problems were generally not the result of mechanical 
breakdowns, but were systematic because subway arrivals or departures cannot be 
controlled once a vehicle was in the subway. 

Ms. Drennen inquired about the 690 hours spent every month for data collection and 
asked how much would be saved by using Nextbus? Mr. Burns responded by stating 
that if Nextbus were reliable Traffic Checkers would not be needed to do the on-time 
performance checks, although they would continue doing other functions such as 
conducting passenger counts. He expressed the view that budget savings were 
uncertain. 

Peter Straus (Manager, Service Planning [Muni]) commented that most of the on-time 
performance data was collected at the same time Traffic Checkers collected other data. 
He expressed the opinion that there would be little savings. 

Ms. Drennen asked if "on-point adjustments" would be possible with the Nextbus 
system? Mr. Burns confirmed that the Nextbus system would allow such adjustments. 

Ms. Downey inquired about the installation of DPT's Transit Preferential Streets (TPS) 
traffic controllers and other minor adjustments to service lines helping attain the 85% 
service standard requirement? Mr. Burns expressed optimism about the impact the 
controllers and adjustments would have. He commented that by controlling the early 
(Sharp) run time departures issues, Muni anticipates increasing its on-time performance 
somewhere between 5% and 8%, and could possible reach 75% of its on-time 
performance standard. He explained that as resources become available, the use of 
interns was being considered for performing line-by-line assessment of routes. Mr. 
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on Geary Boulevard east of Van Ness were expected to provide major improvements. 
He expressed the view that in general, to obtain a sense for every line to meet the goal 
factors, eliminating or consolidating stops, adding more exclusive right of way, and 
better enforcement of the diamond lanes would have to be considered. 

Mr. Murphy commented that when he met with representatives from Nelson/Nygaard 
Consulting Firm to discuss the audit of the Proposition E Service Standards, it was 
expressed that reducing number early (Sharp) run time departures, even with off 
setting delays, Muni would be very close in reaching its on-time performance goal. 

Mr. Burns reiterated that the narrow schedule tolerance of one-minute does create a 
level of error. He stated that Ronald Mitchell (Joint Labor Management Board [JLMB]) 
and Rafael Cabrera (Executive Vice President, Transport Workers Union of America, 
Local 250-A) have been working very closely with Mr. Stephens to improve on-time 
performance that were structurally internal to the schedule. 

The Chair extended the Councils' thanks to Mr. Burns for having come and addressed 
members concerns. 

The Chair called for public comment. 

Jeremy Nelson (Transportation for Livable City [TLC]) asked that in terms of the TPS 
treatments, was the Council aware of any effort to quantify and account for in next 
year's budget the operational savings that occur on lines where TPS had been 
implemented? Mr. Nelson commented that specifically the same level of service could 
be provided without cutting service using fewer buses. 

Mr. Straus responded that Geary Boulevard was the only street that TPS saving were 
expected. He remarked that in terms of running time the only savings in terms of 
running time that Muni expects to accrue would probably be consumed by the demand 
for additional service. 

Mr. Nelson asked if the demand for additional service was a result of a passenger shift 
from other modes or other bus lines? 

Mr. Straus stated that the shift was difficult to determine. He expressed the opinion 
that it was hoped that the shift would result from attracting riders who normally did not 
use the buses. Experience would be gained from the Geary Boulevard TPS project that 
should provide better answers to those types of questions and answers would be used 
in advocating TPS type changes in the future. 

7. Municipal Railway (Muni) Proposed Service Adjustments (Agenda Item 7 - 
Discussion/Action). The Chair stated that Mr. Straus was present to address the 
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the Council a review on potential service adjustments at the Council's and at the 
Finance & Administration Committee (FAC) meetings of February 25 th . 

Mr. Straus stated that there were no changes to the previously provided proposal. He 
stated that there were two other cost neutral proposals staff had discussed that were 
included in the public outreach process. He explained that it was Muni's desire to 
implement the two other cost neutral proposals this summer. The two cost neutral 
proposals had been folded into the previous service adjustment proposal to be 
submitted to the MTAB. The cost neutral proposals concern: 

• Relative minor changes on the southern segment of the 67-Bernal Heights loops 
run. 

• Changes within the Presidio on the 29-Sunset. 

Mr. Straus remarked that a description of the changes was included in the attachment 
to Agenda Item 7. He stated that the policy guidelines for service included in the Short 
Range Transit Plan (SRTP) were used as a guide in developing the proposed service 
adjustments. Mr. Straus explained that the policy guidelines for service contained in 
the SRTP stipulated service provided as: 

• Ten (10) minutes service during peak period on radial lines. 

• Fifteen (15) minutes service on cross-town lines. 

• Fifteen (15) minutes service during the middle of the day on radial and cross- 
town lines. 

• Twenty (20) minutes service at night, during the evening, on all major lines. 

Using the guidelines, the opinion was reached that lines that run very frequently, in 
excess of the minimal policy standards, could tolerated an increase in passenger loads 
during rush hours and loads would remain within the standards set without causing 
pass-ups. No changes were proposed regarding policy lines that run generally in the 
evening every twenty (20) minutes. 

The Chair explained that there were two competing philosophies as to how service 
adjustments/cuts were to be made, i.e., headways on lines or runs that were not 
heavily ridden late in the evenings should be cut as opposed to cutting headways on 
lighter ridden routes without having to address policy issues. 

Mr. Straus stated that there were two formal public hearings scheduled by the MTAB 
concerning the service adjustments - a primary hearing on Tuesday, April 6 th that would 
be continued to April 20 th . The MTAB would consider adoption of proposed changes at 
the April 20 th hearing. 

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Ms. Downey commented that she had attended a community meeting in the Haight and 
residents expressed their disappointment regarding the 7-Haight service proposed cut. 
She articulated her disappointment that Muni Staff did not present data about ridership, 
which would have quantify why certain lines were selected for cuts. She stated that the 
information would have been beneficial to those attending in support of the 
adjustments. 

Mr. Straus commented that data was provided to someone during the Park Library 
meeting. The general conclusion was that the 71-Haight-Noriega consistently has the 
heaver loads of any of the buses on Haight Street and that some of the loads on the 6- 
Parnassus and 7-Haight were sporadic. The intent of the proposal was to essentially 
even out the loads and have fewer combinations of the 6-Parnassus and 7-Haight 
service. 

The Chair pointed out that the Agency was seeking funds to electrify the 71-Haight- 
Noriega. 

Mr. Straus expressed the view that the issue concerning the service adjustments has 
been mischaracterized as an increase in diesel service and a decrease in trolley service. 
He explained that looking at individual lines it might appear as such, but overall it is a 
decrease in both diesel and trolley service. Community discussions have particularly 
focused on the question of electrification. Muni responded internally by very actively 
renewing its standard electrification considerations, particularly in the light of $10M 
being made available from Proposition K for electrification. At this point and because of 
community concerns, the 71-Haight-Noriega was probably the leading candidate for 
electrification, but was not the only candidate. 

Mr. Weaver inquired about the number of outreach community meetings, public 
attendance, and the outcome of those meetings as a result of comments received. Mr. 
Straus remarked that Muni has had three (3) meeting. A forth meeting was cancelled 
and an alternative location was not available due to time constraints. The first meeting 
held at San Francisco General was poorly attended probably because the notice had not 
been sufficiently made in advance of the meeting. About 45 to 50 people attended the 
second meeting at Roosevelt Middle School and about 35 people attended the third 
meeting at the Park Library. Muni has participated in approximately 20 community 
meetings addressing service adjustments in general. Staff has attended a number of 
community organizations meeting that included the Haight Merchants, the Haight- 
Asbury Neighborhood Council (HANC), OMI Neighbors in Action, and the Muni 
Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC). He stated that Muni was participating in 
Police Districts meetings where attendance has been good. He explained that the 
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Mr. Straus commented that feedback received has been in the form of people speaking 
at meetings, emails, phone calls, letters and one petition. The petition supported the 
changes on the 2-Clement relocating the line from Euclid Avenue to California Street. 
The largest numbers of comments concerned Haight Street regarding capacity and the 
opinion that more diesel rather than electric vehicles would be used. He commented 
that Potrero Avenue received the seconded highest number of comments and the 5- 
Fulton was third with approximately half the comments concerning the 5-Fulton Owl. 
Mr. Straus stated that comments received would be incorporated and presented at the 
April 6 th MTAB meeting. 

Referring to the attachment to Agenda Item 7, Mr. Straus explained that specific 
recommendations concerning two different sets of proposed alternatives which were 
presented as service adjustment options would be presented to the MTAB. He stated 
that the first set of proposed alternatives concerned Sutter Street, and the second set 
concerned the 26-Valencia and the 54-Felton. He summarized the first set of proposed 
alternatives by stating that: 



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• 



• 



The option encompassed moving the 2-Clement from Clement to California 
Streets and service on the 4-Sutter would not be operated beyond Presidio 
Avenue. 

Under Alternative (a) there would not be any service on the 4-Sutter line, but 
the 3-Jackson would remain in its current form. 

Under Alternative (b) the 4-Sutter would continue to operate as far as Presidio 
Avenue with evening and weekend service. Service would be discontinued on 
the 3-Jackson. As a substitution in part for the 3-Jackson service, replacing the 
3-Jackson service during weekday day time hour, the 12-Folsom-Pacific would 
be extended during the hours it now operates to Jackson and Fillmore Streets 
traveling out Jackson Street to Presidio Avenue and down Presidio Avenue to 
California Street. 

Mr. Straus stated that Alternative (b) would be recommended to the MTAB. 

Regarding the second set of proposed alternatives that affect the 26-Valencia and the 
54-Felton, Mr. Straus stated that a recommendation was being made to the MTAB to 
discontinue the 26-Valencia south of Glen Park. He explained that no change to the 54- 
Felton would be recommended. The portion of the previously proposed alternative that 
recommended extending service from the current Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) 
terminal in Daly City, back north into San Francisco to Holloway and San Francisco State 
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Mr. Straus stated that an amendment to the electrification structure was being 
recommended. 

Mr. Oka commented that it had been explained that the proposed service adjustments 
included discontinuing late night service on certain lines that were experiencing low 
ridership. He asked Mr. Straus to comment on the distance a customer would have to 
travel in order to access the nearest operating line to a discontinued line. 

Mr. Straus stated that the only two lines whose night service would be discontinued 
were the 26-Valencia south of Glenn Park and the 3-Jackson. Service would be 
available either on the same street using the J-Church or M-Ocean View Metro lines, 
and the 54-Fulton would provide service for the adjustment affecting the 26-Valencia. 
As for the 3-Jackson, the 24-Divisadero would provide service on Jackson Street 
between Fillmore and Divisadero Streets, and service would not be available west of 
Divisadero Street between Divisadero and Jackson Streets. 

Responding to Ms. Downey's question about the impact of proposed service 
adjustments on the 5-Fulton's service, Mr. Straus stated that the evening service would 
not be effected, but the Owl service between 1:00am and 5:00am has been 
recommended to be discontinued, and the nearest service would be on Geary 
Boulevard. He explained that regarding the Owl service and the density of the Owl 
network in general, the 38-Geary provided coverage of the Richmond District as 
comparable to the service provided by the Owl system in most of the City. He stated 
that in response to comments regarding the discontinuation of the 5-Fulton Owl service, 
Muni was considering extending the cutout time for the 5-Fulton service. 

Mr. Oka expressed concern about timeliness in publishing notices for community 
meetings regarding the proposed service adjustments, especially for the San Francisco 
General meeting. Mr. Straus stated that the notices were published on the website, but 
notices were posted on buses a few days before the meeting. He commented on the 
disparity of individuals who attended the San Francisco General meeting compared to 
the number of individuals who attended the Richmond meeting the following night. 

Ms. Downey suggested that the Council and neighborhood groups should be 
notified of future meeting for distributing notices for public meetings. 

Mr. Ferrario expressed concern about the operations of the F-Line Shuttles. He stated 
that the operators of the shuttles tend to follow too close behind the main F-Line 
operators. He suggested that an inspector should be assigned at the foot of 
Market Street to manage the line to ensure the load is more evenly 
distributed. Mr. Ferrario commented that the operator time cut from the weekday F- 
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Mr. Straus commented that Mr. Ferrario's suggestion was an option that had not been 
raised, but overall service was being reduced and $5M had to be saved. 

Mr. Rolfe asked about the 29-Sunset being extended to a transit center. Mr. Straus 
stated that the building has been constructed and would open sometime this summer. 

Mr. Ferrario inquired about how public comments were provided to the MTAB of 
Directors. Mr. Straus stated that a detailed digest that summaries the comments would 
be distributed to the Board. 

The Chair called for public comment. 

The Secretary provided the Chair copies of public comments received by email 
regarding the proposed service adjustments (attachments). 

Pi Ra (Haight-Asbury Neighborhood Council [HANC]) commented that a representative 
from his organization (Steve) requested ridership data on the 7-Haight, but the 
information had not been received. Mr. Ra stated that he had personally conducted 
passenger counts on the 7-Haight from 8:00am to 9:00am at Grove and Market Streets, 
and from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at Market and Haight Streets. He remarked that he noted 
the capacity in the mornings on the 7-Haight was "standing room only" which was 
much closer to 75% to 80%, if not 90%; the 71L-Haight-Noriega was very close to 
100%; and the figures Muni provided on the 6-Parnassus was definitely lower. 

Mr. Straus stated that Muni's figures were based on real counts at the maximum load 
point on the various lines and included data collected in the past six-months. 

Mr. Ra expressed his disappointment that an overall plan was not published that 
address the potential problems that might occur as a result of the service adjustment. 
He commented that as a higher probability, reliability might be harder to maintain due 
to increased load capacity and loading time, and potential service breakdowns. 

Michael Smithwick (Alamo Square Neighborhood Association) expressed his personal 
concern about hearing only tactical solution and no discussion regarding strategy. Mr. 
Smithwick expressed the opinion that he believed the strategy for the City in terms of 
transportation was 'Transit First." He commented that what was being presented were 
solutions to reduce transit service which was completely contrary to the "Transit First" 
strategy. He stated that should (public) transportation become inconvenient enough, 
infrequent enough, unreliable enough and expensive enough transit users would begin 
using private automobiles. He suggested that consideration should be given to 
ways to encourage people to ride (public) transit. Mr. Smithwick expressed the 
opinion that the new combined Muni and DPT was not providing solutions. He 
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• Greater fare collection efforts should be undertaken. 

• Increased enforcement should be taken against private vehicles 
violating bus lanes and parking on sidewalks. 

• DPT should increase enforcement at the intersection of Gough and 
Haight Street to facilitate transit vehicles' movement through the 
intersection. 

David Tornheim (Central City Progressives) expressed concern about the lack of 
notification to the public concerning public meetings about the proposed service 
adjustments. He commented that the process had improved. Mr. Tornheim distributed 
to the Council an informational package he prepared that addressed his concerns 
regarding the proposed service adjustments (attachment). He articulated his 
disappointment concerning the proposed service adjustments overall, specifically the 
decrease in service during rush hours on the 5-Fulton. Mr. Tornheim expressed the 
opinion that by increasing the time by two (2) minutes, there would be a bus every six 
(6) minutes instead of every four (4) minutes, which was a 50% reduction in buses. 
He commented that ridership had not decreased on the 5-Fulton and the service had 
been the same for the last ten years. 

Rafael Cabrera (Executive Vice President, Transport Workers Union (TWU) of America, 
Local 250-A) commented that there are two issues regarding the proposed service 
adjustments - the lack of advertising/publicizing community meetings and the 
operators' belief that there should be more service. Mr. Cabrera remarked that Muni 
should adhere to the City's "Transit First" Policy contained in Proposition E. He 
expressed the opinion that the decision was already made that service cuts would be 
made in the amount of $5M. 

Mr. Straus commented that as a matter of clarification the MTAB did adopt the budget 
that included a $5M reduction in service. 

Jeremy Nelson (Transportation for Livable City [TLC]) commented that TLC opposes 
this year's budget proposed 3% service cuts just as TLC opposed last year's 25% fare 
increases. He expressed the opinion that potentially there would be more cuts since 
the operators unions have indicated that they would not negotiate the pension self-pay 
this year as was done last year. Mr. Nelson expressed the opinion and suggested 
that: 

• Another $12M gap in the budget could occur and deeper service cuts could be 
anticipated. 

• Muni should present budget alternatives to the Council and the MTAB 
that include proposals that involve no service cuts but use revenue 

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enhancements, such as, increasing commercial parking tax, public 
parking prices or parking violations fines, improving and expanding 
DPT enforcement, local gas tax, reinstate locally the vehicle license 
fee, expanding and raising Transit Development Impact Fees (TDIF) 
citywide to reflect inflation that has occurred since 1980, to avoid 
service cuts and/or fare increases. 

Mr. Nelson expressed the view that the budget process was inappropriate for Muni 
riders, the Council, and the MTAB not having the opportunity to evaluate various 
alternatives. He urged the Council not to recommend a budget that involves service 
cuts until the change to evaluate other budget proposals that do not involve service 
cuts could be considered. He suggested that the Council recommend to the 
MTAB to immediately begin a feasibility study in setting potential and 
political revenue sources and different revenue enhancements. 

Mary Bull (Greenwood Earth Alliance and the Reclaim the Commons Mobilization) 
commented that cutting of services in the Bay View/Hunters Point Community should 
not occur. 

Both Ms. Hayes and Ms. Cauthen suggested that the Council should consider 
a recommendation that support the communities expressed feelings 
regarding the service adjustments. 

Ms. Drennen moved the following motion, which was seconded by Ms. Hayes: 

Motion: The MTA CAC urges the MTAB to not implement the proposed 
negative service adjustments on Muni's "core" routes, such as the 1- 
California, 5-Fulton, 14-Mission, 15-Third Street, and 38-Geary. 

The motion failed. 

Emily Drennen, Ellen Hayes, Dorris Vincent, voted yes; Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary 
Burns, Joan Downey, Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Daniel 
Weaver voted no; Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Nia Crowder (Vice Chair) were absent. 

Ms. Drennen moved the following motion that included a friendly 
amendment submitted by Ms. Burns, which was seconded by Mr. Ferrario: 

Motion: Given the strenuous and negative feedback from community and 
neighborhood groups about the proposed Muni service cuts, the 
MTA CAC further urges the MTA Board to avoid negative service 
adjustments as a way to meet budgetary constraints, as a matter of 
MTA policy. As the proposed service adjustments will only yield 
approximately a $5M cost savings, the MTA CAC urges the MTA 
Board to seek cost savings elsewhere in the 2004-05 budget. 

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The motion failed. 

Mary Burns, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, voted yes; Daniel 
Murphy (Chair), Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver voted no; 
Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Nia Crowder (Vice Chair) Ellen Hayes were absent. 

The Chair commented that the budget gap was not exclusively a $5M deficit but a $30M 
deficit in which the $5M obtained through service adjustments was being used to close 
the larger deficit. He commented that Muni identified 125 administrative positions to be 
cut and was borrowing from future funds. Mr. Murphy expressed the opinion that the 
budget was really stretched and included economic assumptions that improvements 
would occur in the coming year. He stated that other revenue sources should be found 
to preclude potential cuts next year that provide the opportunity for service restorations 
or increases. 

Mr. Ferrario commented that since the Council had not passed any recommendations 
regarding the proposed service adjustments members should be aware that officially as 
a group the Council has no influence with the MTAB when they make their decision. 

The Chair advised the Council that he would communicate to the MTAB that 
the Council did not take a position on the proposed service reductions and 
that the Council's non-position should not be interpreted differently. 

Ms. Burns commented that as a matter of policy, negative service adjustments should 
not be used when budgetary constraints happen. 

The Chair called for public comment on Agenda Items 8 through 14. He 
stated that that Agenda Items 8 through 9 would be considered as a consent 
calendar item unless Council Members desired deferral of any item. 

Ms. Drennen asked that Agenda Item 8a be deferred. 

Mr. Rolfe asked that Agenda Item 8b would be deferred. 

Concerning Agenda Item 8a, Mr. Weaver explained that the Engineering, Maintenance 
& Safety Committee (EMSC) had received a presentation from Vince Harris (Deputy 
General Manager, Construction [Muni]) about the Third Street Light Rail Project. The 
issue explained was that there was a group of individuals within the community that 
had little or no employment history, and did not qualify for any programs. Community 
representatives approached Muni through one of the project's contractor in developing 
a pedestrian safety monitor program. The positions were unskilled positions that 
basically allowed the group of individuals to establish a record of having been employed 
to qualify for apprenticeship programs. The problem Muni encountered was that the 
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apprenticeship program and the motion urges the TA to participated in developing an 
apprenticeship program. 

Ms. Vincent commented that Muni only had ten (10) positions in which thirty (30) 
individuals who were considered "at risk" who had very little employment history 
choose to share the positions so that all were able to work. Although not the best 
opportunity, the opportunity provided them individual pride in a very negative situation. 

Mr. Ratcliff provided public comment concerning Agenda Item 8a and distributed to the 
Council copies of a news article "Muni declares war on the Black community" published 
in the San Francisco Bay View newspaper (attachment). He expressed his displeasure 
with the contracting hiring process pertaining to the Third Street Light Rail Project, and 
especially the Metro East Maintenance Facility to be constructed. Mr. Ratcliff 
commented that local employment on the project was seen as an opportunity to 
improve residents' economic conditions in the neighborhood that would contribute to 
reducing the number of murders occurring in the Bay View/Hunters Point Community. 
He expressed the opinion that local black contractors were not being included in the 
process for biding for work. Mr. Ratcliff stated that community representatives asked for 
a pre-apprenticeship program that never came to fruition. He suggested that Muni 
meet with the United Black Builders to develop a pre-apprenticeship program 
and a program that supports the local black contractors. Mr. Ratcliff stated that 
he opposed Agenda Item 8a. 

Ms. Bull spoke in opposition to Agenda Item 8a and expressed her disaffection with the 
Pedestrian Safety Monitor Program and expressed her disapproval in local contractors in 
the Bay View/Hunters Point Community not being considered for construction work. 

Mr. Tornheim commented that he was unsure who would benefit the most from the 
Third Street Rail service. He suggested that an independent audit should be 
done regarding the Muni budget. 

The Chair suggested that Mr. Harris could attend a Council meeting to 
address additional questions regarding contracting policy and that Agenda 
Item 8a. 

Concerning Agenda Items 9e, 9f, and 9g, Mr. Tornheim commented that he supported 
the motions and the Council's effort in supporting greater parking enforcement. 

The Chair stated that the Council would consider Agenda Items 8c, 9a, 9b, 
9c, 9d, 9e, 9f, and 9g. The Chair noted that without objection, Agenda Items 
8a and 8b would be deferred to the Council's next meeting. 

8. Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) Recommendation 
(March 18, 2004 meeting) (Agenda Item 8) and Operations & Customer Service 

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Committee (OCSC) Recommendations (March 15, 2004 meetings) (Agenda 
Item 9 - Discussion/Action). 

Mr. Rolfe moved that the Council adopt the following motions. Mr. Oka 
seconded: 

Motion 8c: The MTA CAC recommends that the sidewalk parking 
photographs from the MTA CAC's Engineering, Maintenance, and 
Safety Committee, taken by Linton Stables, be incorporated into 
the DPT's sidewalk parking driveway violation flyer or other 
educational materials. 

Motion 9a: The MTA CAC recommends that, in order to reduce retaliatory 
violence against complainants, DPT consider removing text on 
parking tickets that indicates the ticket was issued based on a 
complaint. The MTA CAC further recommends that DPT 
consider adding the word "TOW" to the stencils used on red 
paint tipping the edge of driveways. 

The MTA CAC recommends that DPT arrange and facilitate a 
community meeting to address this issue in University Terrace. 
The MTA CAC further commends to the attention of DPT the 
signatures from residents of Temescal Street indicating their 
desire for safe driveway access in University Terrace. 

Motion 9b: The MTA CAC recommends that the Department of Parking and 
Traffic (DPT) begin training Parking Control Officers (PCOs) to 
issue double parking/double fine citations along designated 
transit corridors and along bike lanes, and measure the 
effectiveness of the program. 

Motion 9c: The MTA CAC ask that the MTA Board request the City Attorney 
to provide an opinion clarifying what charges are included in 
the Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Fee and a response in 
writing be provided to the Council. 

Motion 9d: The MTA CAC supports the denial of parking permits for Golden 
Gate Park garage construction pending a plan by which the 44- 
O'Shaughnessy can continue service on its approximate 
current route during the garage's construction, and further 
authorizes the CAC Chair to communicate this position to the 
Board of Supervisors and Concourse Authority. The MTA CAC 
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costs to Muni for service disruption during garage 
construction. 

Motion 9e: The MTA CAC recommends that the number of Residential 

Parking Permits be limited to the number of licensed drivers 
residing at the applicants' address. 

Motion 9f: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA seek city legislation 
permanently barring from the Residential Parking Permit 
Program new housing specifically excluded from the RPP 
Program. 

Motion 9g: The MTA CAC recommends that sidewalk parking response 
time be added to the Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) 
Service Standards. 

Motions 8c, 9a, 9b, 9c, 9d, 9e, 9f, and 9g passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Cesar 
Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Sue Cauthen, Art 
Cimento, Nia Crowder (Vice Chair), Joan Downey, Ellen Hayes were absent. 

9. Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) Recommendations (March 15, 
2004 meeting) (Agenda Item 10 - Discussion/Action). The Chair stated that the draft 
letters of commendations regarding SFCTA Strategic Analysis Report (SAR) on 
Transportation System Level of Service (LOS) Methodologies was not actually an action 
item. He stated that the letters would be released by the Chair and distributed. The 
Chair noted that there was not Council discussion of this item. 

10. Council Members' Questions and Comments (Agenda Item 11 - 
Discussion/ Action). No questions or comments were provided. 

11. Committee Reports (Agenda Item 12 - Discussion/ Action). No comments 
provided regarding this item. 

12. MTA CAC Agenda Planning (Agenda Item 13 - Discussion/Action). The Chair 
stated that a tour of DPT facilities was being arranged. Council Members who were not 
present for identification card photo should contact Mr. Czechowicz or the Council 
Secretary. 

12. Adjournment. The Chair adjourned the meeting at 7:45pm. 



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Attachments: 

Agenda Item 6 - 

Schedule Adherence, Headway Adherence, Percent Maximum Load Factor Summary For 

FY2003/04 (Prop E summary for FY2003/04) 

Agenda Item 7 - 

Email from: Kent Howard (April 1, 2004), Fran Taylor (April 1, 2004), Stephanie Groll 

(March 31, 2004), and John Ward (March 31, 2004) 

Central City Progressives: Service Cuts planned throughout Muni (flyer) 

Ridership Trends by Mode (spreadsheet) 

David Tornheim letters of March 16 and February 27, 2004 

Excerpts from Muni TimeTable (March 25, 1995, Spring 1996, Summer 1998, Summer 

1999, Fall 2001, Fall 2002) 

San Francisco Bay View - National Black Newspaper of the Year (3/24/04) 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Notice of Special Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 



Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 

Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Ellen Hayes, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, 

Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



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Committees: APR % 9 2004 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) SAN francisco 

Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Daniel Weaver public library 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Ellen Hayes, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

©(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 




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The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible Muni 
bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 19-Polk, 21-Hayes, and 71-Haight-Noriega, and the 
F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, 
entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

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http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

City & County of San Francisco 



AGENDA 

Special Meeting 

for 

Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:32 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of March 4 and April 1, 2004 [Attachment] 
(Discussion/Action) 


5:37 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report [Attachment] (Discussion) 
Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:45 


MTA Staff Initiated Items 


6. 


Transit Advertising Contract [Attachment] (Discussion/Action) 
Kerstin Fraser Magary (Senior Project Manager, Capital Planning & 
External Affairs [Muni]) 


5:50 


7. 


Nelson/ Nygaard audit of Proposition E Service Standards for the 

period July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2002 and proposed 

changes and milestones [Attachment] (Discussion/Action) 

Deborah Denison (Superintendent Performance Monitoring and Analysis 

[Muni]) 

Kara Vuicich (Senior Associate, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates) 

Bonnie Nelson (Senior Partner, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates) 


6:10 



Council-Initiated Items 



8. 



Change to MTA CAC Rules of Order ARTICLE 4, Section 2 - 
Regular Meetings (Discussion) 

Proposed Text: "Section 2. Regular Meetings. The Council shall hold 
its regular meetings at 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main 
Conference Room) at 5:30pm every first Thursday of the month." 

Current Text: "Section 2. Regular Meetings. The Council shall hold a 
regular meeting in the conference room of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 335, at 

5:30 p.m. every first Thursday of the month." 



6:30 



9. 



Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 
Recommendation (March 18, 2004 meeting) (Discussion/ 

Action) 

(Note: Item deferred from Council's April 1, 2004 Meeting) 

Motion: The MTA CAC commends Muni's efforts to create job 
opportunities in the community surrounding the 
Third Street Light Rail project, and recommends 
that the Transportation Authority fund Muni's 
Pedestrian Safety Monitor and Apprenticeship 

Programs^ 



6:35 



10. 



Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 
Recommendation (March 18, 2004 meeting) (Discussion/ 

Action) 

(Note: Item deferred from Council's April 1, 2004 Meeting) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that all new Municipal 
Railway (Muni) overhead electric feed line 
conversions, route extensions or permanent route 
changes include undergrounding of overhead utility 
wires. 

The MTA CAC recommends that all Municipal 
Railway (Muni) overhead feed electric lines, light 
rail or trolley bus be priority locations for overhead 
utility wire undergrounding as part of San 
Francisco's Rule 20A Undergrounding Program. 

Thereby residents along Municipal Railway (Muni) 
trolley or Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) routes will 
benefit from the safety and aesthetics of 
underground utility wire systems, as well as low 
vehicle noise levels and zero emissions from 
electric powered vehicles. 



6:50 



11. 


Finance & Administration Committee (FAC) 
Recommendation (April 21, 2004 meeting) (Discussion/Action) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends the Performing Arts 

Garage Expansion Study be approved, but further 
recommends that the MTA Board direct the 
winning bidder to study garage expansion 
alternatives extensively, in keeping with the City 
Charter's Transit First Policy. 


6:55 


12. 


Operations & Customer Service (OCSC) 

Recommendation (April 19, 2004 meeting) 

(Discussion/Action) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that when the new 

Wayside Fare Collection gates are installed there 
be at lease two (2) Americans with Disabilities Act 
(ADA) accessible gates at the secondary end of 
each Municipal Railway (Muni) Metro Station so 
that ADA passengers can use the secondary-end 
gates when one of the ADA gates is out of service. 


7:00 


13. 


Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 
Recommendation (April 19, 2004 meeting) (Discussion/Action) 

Motion: Given the strenuous and negative feedback from 
community and neighborhood groups about the 
proposed Muni service cuts, the MTA CAC further 
urges the MTA Board to avoid negative service 
adjustments as a way to meet budgetary 
constraints, as a matter of MTA policy. 

The MTA CAC further urges the MTA Board to 
adopt negative service adjustments only when the 
load factor clearly shows under-utilized resources. 

Further the MTA CAC urges the MTA Board to 
involve the MTA CAC early in the process before 
future service adjustments are proposed. 


7:05 


14. 


Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Recommendation (April 19, 2004 meeting) 

(Discussion/Action) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that Mr. Steve Ferrario 
serve as the official representative for the MTA 
CAC on the San Francisco County Transportation 
Authority (SFCTA/TA) Geary Boulevard Citizens 
Advisory Committee (Geary CAC). 


7:10 


15. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion/Action) 


7:15 


16. 


Committee Reports [Appendix] (Discussion/ Action) 


7:20 



17. 


MTA CAC Agenda Planning (Discussion/Action) 

Suggested Facilities Tours Sites: 

Third Street Light Rail Project; Vehicle Maintenance 
System/Materials Management System (VMS/MMS); Department of 
Parking and Traffic Control Center. 

Pending Staff Items for Council Meeting - Date not 
determined: 

NJT PCC Historic Streetcar RFP & Proposed Contract 

Pending Council Item for Council Meeting - Date not 
determined: 

San Francisco County Transit Authority (SFCTA) report on the progress 
made to implement the recommendations in the Strategic Analysis 
Report (SAR) [August/October timeframe] 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, June 3, 
2004, 5:30pm, 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference 
Room). 


7:25 


18. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item 3 - 

Draft MTA CAC Minutes of March 4 and April 1, 2004 

Agenda Item 5 - 

Monthly Staff Report (May 6, 2004) 

Agenda Item 6 - 

Proposed MTAB Calendar Item: Authorizing the Director of Transportation to execute a transit 
advertising contract with Viacom Outdoor Inc. with a term commencing July 1, 2004, and 
ending June 30, 2009, subject to approval of the Board of Supervisors (w/enclosures) 

Agenda Item 7 - 

Muni - San Francisco Municipal Railway - Proposition E - Municipal Transportation Quality 

Review - Final Report - April 2004 [Submitted by Nelson/Nygaard consulting associates] 



Appendix - Committee Reports 




City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Notice of Cancellation of Special Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

The special meeting of the Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' 
Advisory Council was cancelled due to lack of a quorum. 



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Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 

Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Ellen Hayes, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, 

Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 



Committees: 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 



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Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Ellen Hayes, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

®(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 





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Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Notice of Rescheduled Special Meeting and Agenda 

* for 
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 5:30pm 
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 
San Francisco, California 



Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 

Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Ellen Hayes, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, 

Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Daniel Weaver 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Bruce Oka 



MAY 1 1 2004 

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Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Ellen Hayes, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

Council Members are required to bring previously distributed MTA CAC Notice of 
Special Meeting and Agenda (with attachments) for cancelled May 6, 2004 
meeting. Previous Special Meeting was cancelled due to lack of quorum. 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

®(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 




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Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

City & County of San Francisco 



AGENDA 

Rescheduled Special Meeting 

for 

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 5:30pm 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:32 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of March 4 and April 1, 2004 [Attachment] 
(Discussion/Action) 


5:37 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report [Attachment] (Discussion) 
Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:45 


MTA Staff Initiated Items 


6. 


Transit Advertising Contract [Attachment] (Discussion/Action) 


5:50 


7. 


Nelson/ Nygaard audit of Proposition E Service Standards for the 

period July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2002 and proposed 

changes and milestones [Attachment] (Discussion/Action) 

Deborah Denison (Superintendent Performance Monitoring and Analysis 

[Muni]) 

Kara Vuicich (Senior Associate, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates) 

Bonnie Nelson (Senior Partner, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates) 


6:10 



Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Change to MTA CAC Rules of Order ARTICLE 4, Section 2 - 
Regular Meetings (Discussion/Action) 

Proposed Text: "Section 2. Regular Meetings. The Council shall hold 
its regular meetings at 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main 
Conference Room) at 5:30pm every first Thursday of the month." 

Current Text: "Section 2. Regular Meetings. The Council shall hold a 
regular meeting in the conference room of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 335, at 

5:30 p.m. every first Thursday of the month." 


6:30 


9. 


Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 
Recommendation (March 18, 2004 meeting) (Discussion/ 
Action) 
(Note: Item deferred from Council's April 1, 2004 Meeting) 

Motion: The MTA CAC commends Muni's efforts to create job 
opportunities in the community surrounding the 
Third Street Light Rail project, and recommends 
that the Transportation Authority fund Muni's 
Pedestrian Safety Monitor and Apprenticeship 
Programs. 


6:35 


10. 


Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 
Recommendation (March 18, 2004 meeting) (Discussion/ 
Action) 
(Note: Item deferred from Council's April 1, 2004 Meeting) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that all new Municipal 
Railway (Muni) overhead electric feed line conversions, route 
extensions or permanent route changes include 
undergrounding of overhead utility wires. 

The MTA CAC recommends that all Municipal Railway (Muni) 
overhead feed electric lines, light rail or trolley bus be priority 
locations for overhead utility wire undergrounding as part of 
San Francisco's Rule 20A Undergrounding Program. 

Thereby residents along Municipal Railway (Muni) trolley or 
Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) routes will benefit from the safety and 
aesthetics of underground utility wire systems, as well as low 
vehicle noise levels and zero emissions from electric powered 
vehicles. 


6:50 







11. 


Finance & Administration Committee (FAC) 
Recommendation (April 21, 2004 meeting) (Discussion/Action) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends the Performing Arts 

Garage Expansion Study be approved, but further 
recommends that the MTA Board direct the 
winning bidder to study garage expansion 
alternatives extensively, in keeping with the City 
Charter's Transit First Policy. 


6:55 


12. 


Operations & Customer Service (OCSC) 

Recommendation (April 19, 2004 meeting) 

(Discussion/Action) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that when the new 

Wayside Fare Collection gates are installed there 
be at lease two (2) Americans with Disabilities Act 
(ADA) accessible gates at the secondary end of 
each Municipal Railway (Muni) Metro Station so 
that ADA passengers can use the secondary-end 
gates when one of the ADA gates is out of service. 


7:00 


13. 


Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 
Recommendation (April 19, 2004 meeting) (Discussion/ Action) 

Motion: Given the strenuous and negative feedback from 
community and neighborhood groups about the 
proposed Muni service cuts, the MTA CAC further 
urges the MTA Board to avoid negative service 
adjustments as a way to meet budgetary 
constraints, as a matter of MTA policy. 

The MTA CAC further urges the MTA Board to 
adopt negative service adjustments only when the 
load factor clearly shows under-utilized resources. 

Further the MTA CAC urges the MTA Board to 
involve the MTA CAC early in the process before 
future service adjustments are proposed. 


7:05 


14. 


Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Recommendation (April 19, 2004 meeting) 

(Discussion/Action) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that Mr. Steve Ferrario 
serve as the official representative for the MTA 
CAC on the San Francisco County Transportation 
Authority (SFCTA/TA) Geary Boulevard Citizens 
Advisory Committee (Geary CAC). 


7:10 


15. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion/ Action) 


7:15 


16. 


Committee Reports [Appendix] (Discussion/Action) 


7:20 



17. 



MTA CAC Agenda Planning (Discussion/Action) 

Suggested Facilities Tours Sites: 

Third Street Light Rail Project; Vehicle Maintenance 
System/Materials Management System (VMS/MMS); Department of 
Parking and Traffic Control Center. 

Pending Staff Items for Council Meeting - Date not 
determined: 

NJT PCC Historic Streetcar RFP & Proposed Contract 

Pending Council Item for Council Meeting - Date not 
determined: 

San Francisco County Transit Authority (SFCTA) report on the progress 
made to implement the recommendations in the Strategic Analysis 
Report (SAR) [August/October timeframe] 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, June 3, 
2004, 5:30pm, 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference 
Room). 



18. | Adjournment 



7:25 



7:30 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item 3 - 

Draft MTA CAC Minutes of March 4 and April 1, 2004 

Agenda Item 5 - 

Monthly Staff Report (May 6, 2004) 

Agenda Item 6 - 

Proposed MTAB Calendar Item: Authorizing the Director of Transportation to execute a transit 
advertising contract with Viacom Outdoor Inc. with a term commencing July 1, 2004, and 
ending June 30, 2009, subject to approval of the Board of Supervisors (w/enclosures) 

Agenda Item 7 - 

Muni - San Francisco Municipal Railway - Proposition E - Municipal Transportation Quality 

Review - Final Report - April 2004 [Submitted by Nelson/Nygaard consulting associates] 



Appendix - Committee Reports 



Appendix - Committee Reports 
MTA CAC Notice of Rescheduled Special Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Last meeting held: Thursday, March 18, 2004. 

Items discussed: Bayview/Hunters Point Community Concerns Regarding Outreach/ 
Contracting Issues (Minority Contracting) - Use of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) as 
First Source Hiring Point/Rotating Pools; All Future Diesel to Trolley Conversions Include 
Consideration of Undergrounding Overhead Utility Wires Along the Entire Route; Revision to 
Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Sidewalk/Driveway Violation Flyer. 

Deferred Topic from March 18, 2004 Meeting: Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 
Update - Clean Air Plan (Final Report). 

Follow-up Item to Discuss/Refer at Council Meeting: Municacweb email of Tuesday, 
January 20, 2004 (Subject: Automated Transfers in Muni Underground [Mr. Dennis J. Hanna]) 
(attachment); August 28 th Metro Overhead Dewirement Incident Follow-up/Station Agents 
Failure to Make Announcement When Service Delays Occur. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, May 20, 2004, 4:00pm, 1145 
Market Street (5 th Floor Main Conference Room). 

Tentative Topic Items May 20, 2004 Meeting: Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) - 
Clean Air Plan (Final Report) & Battery Electric Vehicle Replacement of 30-Foot Orion Buses; 
Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update; Municipal Railway (Muni) 
Construction Project Priority and Project Deferment List - Review Federal Fund Programming 
for FY04-05 and FY05-06 concerning project deferrals or accelerations related to the use of 
federal funds for preventive maintenance; Condition of Muni Metro Stations - Cleanliness, 
Painting, Lighting, Public Address System; Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update 
on Proposed Functions, Design and Cost of the Construction Project. 

Pending Topic Calendar Items: 

August 2003 - Integration of the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) and the Municipal 
Railway (Muni) Central Offices. 

October 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Approval of Draft Letter to Maintenance Deputy 
General Manager Recommending Reiteration that Starter Shift Checkout of Vehicles Include 
Deployment and Inspection of Lift-U Equipment as Written (Nia Crowder). 

Quarterly/Bimonthly Updates: Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP); Third Street Light Rail 
Project; N-Judah; Municipal Railways Headquarters. 

Potential Discussion Topics: Breda Engineering Modifications/ Design Repair Plan Update 
(July 2004); Report on Central Subway; T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC 
Interaction; Steps Concerning Muni's Vision Plan Implementation; Ocean Avenue Traffic 
Alignment Plans; Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization; 
Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service. 






Referred Items to Committee by Council Chair: Land Assembly for Islais Creek Bus 
Facility Project; Review Federal fund programming for FY04-05 and FY05-06, in order to make, 
decisions about project deferrals or accelerations related to the use of federal funds for 
preventive maintenance. 

Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

(Daniel Murphy, FAC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Wednesday, April 21, 2004. 

Items Discussed: Performing Arts Garage Expansion Study; Report on State of Fiscal 
Emergency Status (CEQA/Service Adjustments); Exploration of New Revenue Sources for the 
Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA). 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, May 19, 2004, 3:00pm, 401 
Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335). 

Tentative Topic Items Next Meeting: Exploration of New Revenue Sources for the 
Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) - Jeremy Nelson (Policy Director, Transportation for 
Livable City [TLC]); (Additional topics to be determined). 

Suggested Topics from FAC May 28, 2003 Meeting: CalTrain Joint Powers Board (JPB) 
Funding Change; DPT Budget Update; Capital and Grants Funding Process/Accounting and 
Appropriations Authority; Review of Budget Process; Federal Program Formula Funds. 

Deferred Topics of Cancelled September 17, 2003 Meeting Pending: Fiscal Year 
2001/2002 Audits (Metro East Land Acquisition Accounting); Maintenance Budget; Financial 
Savings/Financial Difference in the Use of Disabled Sticker on Paratransit Regional Identification 
Card and the Discontinued Disabled "D" Magnetic Pass. 

Deferred Topic from October 2003 Tentative Topic Calendar Pending: Transit Impact 
Development Fee (TIDF)/Soma Service Follow-up. 

Suggested Topics from FAC February 25, 2004 Meeting: Capital Budget Shortfall and 
Impact of Operating Budget Changes; Prioritization of Capital Projects Referred to Operating 
Budget; Public Interaction With Staff. 

Follow-up Items: Insurance Overview, Risk Management, and Effect of Proposition E; 
Quarterly Review of Revenues and Expenses; Parking Revenues; Review of Previous Year's 
Budget Recommendations; Fiscal Year 2004 Muni/DPT Budgets; MTA CAC Budget 
Recommendations of February 19, 2003; Deficit Closure Plan and Force Reductions; Continued 
and Limited Sales of Tokens By Vendors. 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

(Formerly Service Reliability and Quality Committee [SRQC]) 
(Joan Downey, OCSC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Monday, April 19, 2004. 

Items Discussed: Municipal Railway (Muni) Service Standards; Rescue Muni J, L, M & N 
Lines Recommendations Follow-up; 39-Coit Service Improvement Follow-up; 17-PARKMERCED 
Quality of Service; Wayside Fare Collection Working Group (WAFER). 



Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Monday, May 17, 2004, 3:00pm, 401 Van 
Ness, Room 308 (Conference Room 312). 

Tentative Topic Items May 17, 2004 Meeting: Wayside Fare Collection Working Group 
(WAFER); Department of Parking & Traffic Criteria for Red Zoning (Red Tipping) Residential 
Driveway; Rescue Muni J, L, M & N Lines Recommendations; Prioritize MTA CAC 
Recommendations to the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT); Follow-up Items; 
(Additional topics to be determined). 

Tentative Topic to be scheduled: Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) Service during Ballpark Events. 

Referred Item to Committee Pending: Muni Non-operations of Three Car LRV's within the 
Metro Subway System (Referred from Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMCS) 
meeting of June 19, 2003 [Council Member - Steve Ferrario]). 

Follow-up Items: 39-Coit Service Improvement; Passenger Service Report (PSR); Rescue 
Muni J, L, M & N Lines Recommendations; Wayside Fare Collection Working Group (WAFER); 
Fare Gate Transition and Subway Change Machines; Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) 
Incorporation of Transit First Policy; Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Exclusion for Housing 
Without Legal Number of Parking Units; Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Service 
Standards. 

Quarterly Update: Cable Car. 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

(Formerly Service Design & Marketing Committee [SDMC]) 
(Bruce Oka, PMC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Monday, April 19, 2004. 

Items Discussed: 29 -Sunset and 82X-Presidio & Wharves Express Route Services Lines 
Changes; Municipal Railway (Muni) Service Adjustment Follow up; MTA CAC Liaison with San 
Francisco County Transit Authority (SFCTA) Geary Corridor Study Citizens Advisory Committee. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Monday, May 17, 2004, 5:30pm, 401 Van 
Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335). 

Tentative Topic Item March 17, 2004 Meeting: (to be determined). 

Review of CAC Attendance Chart; Information Requests, Recommendations, and 
Incoming Correspondence Matrixes (Attachments) 




City and County ofJBan Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
-Citizens ' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

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1. Call to Order/Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The rescheduled special meeting of the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to 
order at 5:35 p.m., Wednesday, May 12, 2004. Daniel Murphy (Chair) presided. A 
quorum was present including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue 
Cauthen (departed 6:38 p.m.), Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Steve Ferrario, Cesar Perez, 
Norman Rolfe (departed 6:30 p.m.), Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: Emily Drennen (arrived 5:50 p.m.). 

MTA CAC Members Absent: Ellen Hayes, Bruce Oka, Dorris Vincent. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [Muni]) Present: Deborah Denison 
(Superintendent Performance Monitoring and Analysis [Muni]), Paul Czechowicz (MTA 
CAC Liaison), Vincent Dunlap (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Consultant to MTA Muni Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [Muni]): 

Bonnie Nelson (Senior Partner, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates). 

Labor Representatives Present: Rafael Cabrera (Executive Vice President, Local 
Transport Workers Union of America, Local 250-A). 

Community Representatives Present: David Tornheim (Central City Progressives), 
Jeremy Nelson (Transportation for Livable City [TLC]). 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the 
Council not on the agenda (Agenda Item 2). The Chair allowed David Tornheim 
(Central City Progressives) to provide comment as follows: 

Mr. Tornheim commented that the 72-hours public notification for meetings was 
inadequate. 

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The Chair explained that the Sunshine law specifies 72-hour for noticing of all public 
meetings. He commented that typically more notice is given, but due to the necessity 
to hold the meeting prior to the Municipal Transportation Agency Board (MTAB) 
meeting more advance noticing of the meeting was not possible. 

Mr. Tornheim referenced the Central City Progressives letter of May 6, 2004 that had 
been distributed to the Council on May 6 th (attachment). He stated that the letter 
imparted Central City Progressives' concerns regarding Agenda Item 13; specifically 
how Muni performs its data collection and determines under-utilized service lines. He 
expressed the opinion that Central City Progressives agreed with the Council opinion to 
urge the MTA Board to avoid negative service adjustments (as a way to meet budgetary 
constraints, as a matter of MTA policy). He stated that Central City Progressives did not 
agree with the Council's proposed recommendation that the MTA Board adopt negative 
service adjustments only when the load factor clearly shows under-utilized resources. 

Mr. Tornheim commented that the Nelson/Nygaard audit concerning the Proposition E 
Service Standards (Agenda Item 7) should have had more outreach and notification to 
the public. 

3. Adopt Minutes of March 4 and April 1, 2004 (Agenda Item 3). 

Mr. Ferrario moved the following motion, which was seconded by Mr. Perez: 
Motion: The MTA CAC adopts draft minutes of March 4 and April 1, 2004. 

The motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Steve 
Ferrario, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Emily Drennen, Ellen 
Hayes, Bruce Oka, Dorris Vincent were absent. 

4. Report of the Chair (Agenda Item 4). The Chair extended his thanks to Council 
Members for attending today's meeting on such short notice. 

5. Staff Report (Agenda Item 5 - Discussion/Action). Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC 
Liaison) stated that the Staff Report was included in the Councils' information packages. 
No questions regarding the report were asked. 

6. Transit Advertising Contract (Agenda Item 6 - Discussion/Action). The Chair 
introduced Agenda Item 6 stating that at the Council May 6th meeting, which was 
cancelled due to the Council not meeting quorum, Council Members in attendance 
received an informal presentation concerning the Transit Advertising Contract. The 
Council Secretary provided revised pages v and 41 to the contract, and copies of Public 
Utilities Commission Resolutions No. 78-0071 and 78-0022 as inserts following Page 45 
to the contract (attachments). Mr. Rolfe and Ms. Downey expressed their 

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Final Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 

dissatisfaction with the contract authorizing ads that would obstruct the rear view 
windows of transit vehicles (buses). Mr. Weaver commented that the disclosure of all 
bid amounts would have been helpful in understanding the awarding of the contract to 
the selected vendor. 

Mr. Weaver moved the following motion, which was seconded by Mr. 
Cimento: 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends approval of the Transit Advertising 
Contract. The MTA CAC further recommends that in future contracts 
the MTA describe to arrive at terms that leave all back and side 
windows on buses uncovered. 

The motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Steve 
Ferrario, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Emily Drennen, Ellen 
Hayes, Bruce Oka, Dorris Vincent were absent. 

The Chair called Agenda Item 8. 

7. Change to MTA CAC Rules of Order ARTICLE 4, Section 2 - Regular 
Meetings (Agenda Item 8 - Discussion/Action). The Chair stated that the change was 
necessary for logistical reasons in that the current meeting location was not suitable to 
accommodate the increased public attendance, staff participation and appointed Council 
Members. 

Mr. Ferrario moved the following motion, which was seconded by Ms. 
Downey: 

Motion: The MTA CAC adopt the proposed change to the Council's Rules of 
Order (Policy) that was before the Council as follows: 

Proposed Text: "Section 2. Regular Meetings. The Council shall hold its regular 
meetings at 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) at 5:30pm 
every first Thursday of the month." 

Current Text: "Section 2. Regular Meetings. The Council shall hold a regular 
meeting in the conference room of the Municipal Transportation Agency at 
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 335, at 5:30 p.m. every first Thursday of the month." 

The motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Steve 
Ferrario, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Emily Drennen, Ellen 
Hayes, Bruce Oka, Dorris Vincent were absent. 

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The Chair called Agenda Item 9. 

8. Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) Recommendation 
(March 18, 2004 meeting) (Agenda Item 9 - Discussion/Action). Mr. Czechowicz 
explained that a presentation was given to the EMSC regarding the different hiring 
programs as directed by the Contractors and through community organizations. Mr. 
Czechowicz commented that the EMSC expressed the opinion that the program was an 
excellent attempt to involving community hires. He relayed Ms. Vincent's comments 
regarding the attempts made to employ individuals with little or no skill levels for 
employment in more responsible jobs. He stated that Muni was limited in expanding a 
training program to individuals having little or no skills due to funding constraints. Mr. 
Weaver commented that funding support from the San Francisco County Transit 
Authority (SFCTA) was necessary before Muni could expand its community hires. 

The motion before the Council was as follows: 

Motion: The MTA CAC commends Muni's efforts to create job opportunities in 
the community surrounding the Third Street Light Rail project, and 
recommends that the Transportation Authority fund Muni's 
Pedestrian Safety Monitor and Apprenticeship Programs. 

Ms. Burns suggested that the wording "San Francisco County" should be 
added to the motion just before "Transportation Authority". The Chair stated 
that without objection and as a friendly amendment to the motion, Ms. 
Burns' suggestion would be included in the motion as follows: 

Amended Motion: The MTA CAC commends Muni's efforts to create job 

opportunities in the community surrounding the Third 
Street Light Rail project, and recommends that the San 
Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA/TA) 
fund Muni's Pedestrian Safety Monitor and Apprenticeship 
Programs. 

Noting no further discussion or public comment, the Chair called for a vote 
on the amended motion. 

The amended motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Steve 
Ferrario, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Emily Drennen voted 
no; Ellen Hayes, Bruce Oka, Dorris Vincent were absent. 

Ms. Cauthen inquired about scheduling a tour of the Third Street Light Rail Project. Mr. 
Czechowicz responded that the tour had not been arranged since the Council had not 
agreed to a final date for the tour. 

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The Chair called Agenda Item 10. 

9. Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) Recommendation 
(March 18, 2004 meeting) (Agenda Item 10 - Discussion/Action). The Chair 
presented the following motion that was before the Council: 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that all new Municipal Railway (Muni) 
overhead electric feed line conversions, route extensions or 
permanent route changes include undergrounding of overhead 
utility wires. 

The MTA CAC recommends that all Municipal Railway (Muni) 
overhead feed electric lines, light rail or trolley bus be priority 
locations for overhead utility wire undergrounding as part of San 
Francisco's Rule 20A Undergrounding Program. 

Thereby residents along Municipal Railway (Muni) trolley or Light 
Rail Vehicle (LRV) routes will benefit from the safety and aesthetics 
of underground utility wire systems, as well as low vehicle noise 
levels and zero emissions from electric powered vehicles. 

Following the Council's discussion of the motion, Mr. Weaver and Mr. Rolfe 
suggested that the motion be amended as follows: 

Amended Motion: The MTA CAC recommends the MTA establish a policy that 

all new Municipal Railway (Muni) line conversions to 
electric operations, route extensions or permanent route 
changes include undergrounding of overhead utility 
wires. 

The MTA CAC recommends the MTA establish a policy that 
all Municipal Railway (Muni) overhead electric feeder 
lines, light rail or trolley bus be priority locations for 
overhead utility wire undergrounding as part of San 
Francisco's Rule 20A Undergrounding Program. 

Thereby residents along Municipal Railway (Muni) trolley 
or Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) routes will benefit from the 
safety and aesthetics of underground utility wire systems, 
as well as low vehicle noise levels and zero emissions 
from electric powered vehicles. 

Noting no further discussion or public comment, the Chair called for a vote 
on the motion before the Council as amended. 

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The amended motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Emily Drennen, Joan 
Downey, Steve Ferrario, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Ellen 
Hayes, Bruce Oka, Dorris Vincent were absent. 

The Chair called Agenda Item 11. 

10. Finance & Administration Committee (FAC) Recommendation (April 21, 
2004 meeting) (Agenda Item 11 - Discussion/Action). The Chair presented the 
following motion that was before the Council. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends the Performing Arts Garage Expansion 
Study be approved, but further recommends that the MTA Board 
direct the winning bidder to study garage expansion alternatives 
extensively, in keeping with the City Charter's Transit First Policy. 

Mr. Murphy explained that the motion addresses the proposal to study the possibility of 
expanding the Performing Arts Garage since a significant number of parking lot spaces 
would be lost as a result of the Octavia Street project. He commented that the San 
Francisco Symphony and Ballet currently contract a number of parking spaces at the 
parking lots that will be closed, and both organizations have a contractual obligation 
with their unions to provide a certain amount of parking for their musician and other 
union employees. Responding to Mr. Rolfe's question about the number of parking 
spaces required by the Symphony and Ballet employees, Mr. Murphy stated that over 
600 parking spaces were needed. Mr. Czechowicz advised the Council that 
approximately 1,000 parking spaces would be lost because of the parking lots closures 
(along Octavia Street). Ms. Drennen commented that the Symphony and Ballet would 
fund at least half the study cost which would be refunded should approval of the 
garage expansion was granted. She commented that the Parking Authority would 
conduct the study. 

Following discussion of the motion, Mr. Weaver suggested that the motion 
before the Council should be amended as follows: 

Amended Motion: The MTA CAC recommends the Performing Arts Garage 

Expansion Study be approved, but further recommends 
that the MTA Board direct the winning bidder to study 
garage expansion alternatives and provisions including 
City Car Share, and bicycle parking and showers 
extensively, in keeping with the City Charter's Transit 
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Noting no further discussion or public comment, the Chair called for a vote 
on the amended motion. 

The amended motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Emily Drennen, Joan 
Downey, Steve Ferrario, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Ellen 
Hayes, Bruce Oka, Dorris Vincent were absent. 

The Chair called Agenda Item 7. 

11. Nelson/ Nygaard audit of Proposition E Service Standards for the period 
July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2002 and proposed changes and milestones 

(Agenda Item 7 - Discussion/Action). Bonnie Nelson (Senior Partner, Nelson/Nygaard 
Consulting Associates) distributed copies of the PowerPoint presentation that was given 
to the Council (attachment). She began the presentation by stating that the (City's) 
Charter included 27 Service Standards/Performance Measures. Proposition E requires a 
biennial independent review of reported performance to ensure that data was collected 
and properly analyzed. Ms. Nelson explained that the audit was the first of the biennial 
audits conducted by the MTA, which covered Fiscal Years 2001 and 2002. Proposition 
E's Service Standards were intended to provide management information to Muni in 
assisting Muni achieve desired outcome and provide that information to the public. 

Ms. Nelson commented that some of the goals and methods of measurement were 
specifically specified by Proposition E, but most were adopted and can be modified by 
an act of the MTA Board. She explained that the Service Standards address five key 
areas: 

• System Reliability. 

• System Performance. 

• Staffing Performance. 

• Customer Service. 

• Employee Satisfaction. 
The focus of the audit was to: 

• Assess progress toward the goals and objectives of Proposition E, and develop 
action plans for enhancing performance where needed. 

• Evaluate established goals and performance against the letter and intent of 
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• Provide independent verification to the public by auditing Muni's data collection 
and analysis procedures. 

The audit's review included four main elements: 

• Data review and verification of performance. 

• Trends analysis. 

• Auditor recommendations and Action Plans. 

• Documentation and communication of results to the MTA CAC, MTAB, Board of 
Supervisors, San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) 
and Rescue Muni. 

Ms. Nelson brief the Council on the following audit summary findings pointing out that: 

• Muni has done an excellent job of fulfilling its Proposition E mandate. 

• Data was accurately reported, made available to the public and reviewed by the 
MTA CAC and MTA Board quarterly. 

• Performance was generally good and had improved over time although there 
were some areas that would require specific attention in order to improve 
future. 

• Auditors identified several opportunities to streamline and improve the Service 
Standards in order to make them more relevant to the public and decision 
makers. 

Ms. Nelson stated that ten (10) of the 27 Service Standards had been met or exceeded, 
i.e., minimize pass-ups, increase fare revenue, kept expenses within budget, minimize 
net vacancies; develop an annual marketing plan, publish and distribute schedules, 
conduct passenger surveys, monitor employee grievances, monitor longevity of 
employment, and employee education and training. 

She explained Muni did not fully meet the ultimate goals of Proposition E for the 
following milestones, but the interim levels of performance might have been met: 

• Improve on-time performance. 

• Keeping passenger load factors below 85%. 

• Maximize vehicle availability. 

• Minimize unscheduled absences. 

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• Increase miles between roadcalls, passengers carried, and hours and miles 
operated. 

• Provide driver training/accident follow-up. 

• Reduce crime Incidents. 

• Speed of grievance resolution. 

Ms. Nelson commented that the goals for maximizing service hours delivered, reduce 
operator conduct complaints, improve headway adherence, and minimize missed 
service and attrition rates for new employees were not met. 

Ms. Nelson explained that the following Nelson/Nygaard recommendations were 
included in the report: 

System Reliability 

• On-time performance (la). On-time performance (schedule adherence) 
should be measured only for transit services with headways >10 minutes. 

• Missed Service (3a). Eliminate the Missed Service standard since it is a 
duplicate of Service Hours Delivered. 

• Headway Adherence (6a). Measure headway adherence only for transit 
services with headways <10 minutes. 

• Change the definition of headway adherence so that it is relevant to frequent 
service. 

• Vehicle Availability (7a). Correct definition of measurement to remove the 
statement, "An additional measurement is added which shows the number of 
days when a facility (mode) does not have 100% availability, " or includes this 
information in the Service Standards Report. 

• Unscheduled Absences (8a). Establish a more reasonable goal for the % of 
unscheduled absence in the Administration Division. 

System Performance 

• Passengers Carried (lb). Establish realistic ridership goals based on 
economic conditions and available service. 

• Fare Revenues (2b). Calculate average fare per passenger and change 
milestone: "Fare revenue should increase by 1.5% per year compared with 
prior year performance." 

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• Hours and Miles by Mode (3b). Hours and miles of service is a direct 
reflection of available budget and is therefore not a useful performance 
indicator; consider eliminating this measure (date will still be reported for 
National Transit Database (NTD) purposes). 

• Expenses Incurred by Mode (4b). Revise performance measurement 
system to track fully allocated costs per hour of service by mode. 

Staffing Performance 

• Net Vacancies (lc). Limit measurement to Transit Operators and Maintenance 
personnel. 

• Attrition Rates for New Employees (2c). To calculate attrition, only count 
employees who separate after six months or one year of service and report on 
reasons for voluntary separations. 

Customer Service 

• Operator Conduct Complaints (3d). Clarify what performance is being 
measured (operator conduct vs. all Passenger Service Reports (PSRs) and set 
realistic goals for operator conduct complaints. 

• Passenger Surveys (4d). Amend the definition of measurement to remove 
focus groups. 

• Improvements in Public Information (5d). Further revise the goal, 
purpose, definition and method of measurement, and milestones. 

• Improve Driver Training (6d). Ensure that the definition of measurement 
accurately describes the accidents being measured (Federal Transportation 
Agency (FTA) reportable vs. all accidents), and Report types of accidents by 
revenue vs. non-revenue hours and preventable vs. non-preventable. 

Employee Satisfaction 

• Incorporate the results of the Employee Survey wherever applicable. 

• Number of Grievances (le). Establish a goal or benchmark for the number of 
grievances filed and report on types of grievances filed. 

• Longevity of Employment (3e). For most job categories, years of service 
with the City of San Francisco, rather than years of service with Muni is 
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eliminate standard, move to Staffing Performance, or measure the average 
length of service upon voluntary employee separation. 

• Employee Education and Training (5e). Consider measuring and reporting 
on the perceived effectiveness and usefulness of training through employee 
surveys and training evaluation forms. 

Ms. Downey suggested that: 

• An annual chart with all the line showing system reliability findings 
should be included in the standards. 

• The Council recommends that the MTAB adopt as a measurement 
Alternative #1 listed under Section A, 6a (Page A-30) in the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) Proposition E Municipal 
Transportation Quality Review Final Report submitted by 
Nelson/ Nygaard. 

• The underlining causes for operator unscheduled absences should be 
included in measurement 8a. 

• The number of PSRs should be eliminated from Service Standard 3d. 

Deborah Denison (Superintendent Performance Monitoring and Analysis [Muni]) 
provided the Council a Summary of the audit recommendations (attachment). Ms. 
Denison commented that she was present to receive the Council's recommendations 
concerning the Service Standards. 

The Chair called for public comment. 

Rafael Cabrera (Executive Vice President, Local Transport Workers Union of America, 
Local 250-A) commented that Proposition E dictates reliable, safe, timely, frequent and 
convenient service to all neighborhoods. Mr. Cabrera stated that the development of an 
annual marketing plan identifying the specific programs in place that would promote 
increased patronage was not included in the presentation and should included as a 
Service Standards. He expressed the view that increased public outreach should be 
effected to entice ridership. 

The Chair presented the following motion. Mr. Cimento moved the motion, 
which was seconded by Ms. Burns: 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends adoption of the Nelson/ Nygaard 
recommendations plus Alternative #1 listed under Section A, 6a 
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The motion failed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Emily Drennen, Joan Downey, Cesar 
Perez, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Steve Ferrario voted no; Sue Cauthen, Ellen Hayes, 
Bruce Oka, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent were absent. 

The Chair presented the following motion. Mr. Cimento moved the motion, 
which was seconded by Ms. Drennen: 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends adoption of the recommendations made 
in the Nelson/Nygaard San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) - 
Proposition E - Municipal Transportation Quality Review - Final 
Report of April 2004. 

The motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Emily Drennen, Joan Downey, Steve 
Ferrario, Cesar Perez, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Sue Cauthen, Ellen Hayes, Bruce Oka, 
Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent were absent. 

12. Operations & Customer Service (OCSC) Recommendation (April 19, 2004 
meeting) (Agenda Item 12 - Discussion/ Action). The Chair presented the following 
motion that was before the Council: 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that when the new Wayside Fare 
Collection gates are installed there be at least two (2) Americans 
with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible gates at the secondary end of 
each Municipal Railway (Muni) Metro Station so that ADA 
passengers can use the secondary-end gates when one of the ADA 
gates is out of service. 

The motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Emily Drennen, Joan Downey, Steve 
Ferrario, Cesar Perez, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Sue Cauthen, Ellen Hayes, Bruce Oka, 
Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent were absent. 

13. Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) Recommendations (April 19, 
2004 meeting) (Agenda Item 13 - Discussion/Action). The Chair presented the 
following motion that was before the Council: 

Motion: Given the strenuous and negative feedback from community and 
neighborhood groups about the proposed Muni service cuts, the 
MTA CAC further urges the MTA Board to avoid negative service 
adjustments as a way to meet budgetary constraints, as a matter of 
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The MTA CAC further urges the MTA Board to adopt negative service 
adjustments only when the load factor clearly shows under-utilized 
resources. 

Further the MTA CAC urges the MTA Board to involve the MTA CAC 
early in the process before future service adjustments are proposed. 

Following discussion of the motion, the Chair stated that without objection 
the motion would be amended as follows: 

Amended Motion: Given the strenuous and negative feedback from 

community and neighborhood groups about the 
proposed Muni service cuts, the MTA CAC further urges 
the MTA Board to avoid negative service adjustments as 
a way to meet budgetary constraints, as a matter of 
MTA policy in future budget years. 

The MTA CAC further urges the MTA Board to adopt 
negative service adjustments only when the load factor 
clearly shows under-utilized resources. 

Further the MTA CAC urges the MTA Board to involve the 
MTA CAC early in the process before future service 
adjustments are proposed. 

Noting no further discussion on the amended motion the Chair called for 
public comment. 

Jeremy Nelson (Transportation for Livable City [TLC]) commented that the motion 
should include the following: 

• Muni should be required to give passenger and community feedback the 
equivalent considerations as a vehicle load factor threshold in prioritizing 
proposed service cuts. 

• Involve transit passengers, community, neighborhood and business groups as 
early as feasible so that support or opposition for the proposed cuts as well as 
alternative revenue sources could be identified. 

• Muni should be required to present budget alternatives to the CAC and the MTA 
Board that account for several different service levels scenarios and revenue 
projections. He expressed the opinion that the CAC would be allowed to fulfill its 
responsibilities to advise and the MTA Board would be allowed to fulfill its 
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to take a leadership role in identifying and winning political and community 
support for new revenue sources that could postpone or avoid proposed service 
cuts. 

• TLC was of the opinion that the CAC should recommend as policy TLC's 
comments; that the recommendations be implemented and adhered to 
immediately, and included in the deliberations on this years fiscal year's budget 
- 2004-2005. 

Noting no additional proposals for amendments to the amended motion, the 
Chair called for a vote on the amended motion. 

The motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Emily Drennen, Joan Downey, Steve 
Ferrario, Cesar Perez, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Sue Cauthen, Ellen Hayes, Bruce Oka, 
Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent were absent. 

14. Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) Recommendation (April 19, 
2004 meeting (Agenda Item 14 - Discussion/Action). The Chair presented the 
following motion that was before the Council and the motion designates Mr. Ferrario as 
the Council's official representative. Mr. Ferrario commented that he was appointed as 
a member of the Geary Boulevard Citizens Advisory Committee. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that Mr. Steve Ferrario serve as the 
official representative for the MTA CAC on the San Francisco County 
Transportation Authority (SFCTA/TA) Geary Boulevard Citizens 
Advisory Committee (Geary CAC). 

Noting no further discussion on the motion, the Chair called for a vote. 

The motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Emily Drennen, Joan Downey, Steve 
Ferrario, Cesar Perez, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Sue Cauthen, Ellen Hayes, Bruce Oka, 
Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent were absent. 

15. Council Members' Questions and Comments (Agenda Item 15 - Discussion/ 
Action). 

• Ms. Drennen expressed the opinion that the Department of Parking & Traffic 
(DPT) Livable Streets should provide the Council a presentation on pedestrian 
projects and how projects were prioritized as they relate to the Department of 
Public Health's (DPH's) pedestrian injury and death collision data. Information 
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Supervisors and how projects relate to pedestrian injury and death collision 
statistics for each Supervisors' District. 

• Ms. Drennen and Mr. Ferrario asked that the Council consider reducing 
information distributed, i.e., either electronically or by regular mail (hard copies). 

16. Committee Reports (Agenda Item 16 - Discussion/Action). The Chair announced 
that since the resignation of Nia Crowder the Engineering, Maintenance & Safety 
Committee (EMSC) Chair was vacant. He had received one request for appointment to 
the EMSC Chair and asked that members interested in serving as the EMSC Chair 
contact him. 

17. MTA CAC Agenda Planning (Agenda Item 17 - Discussion/ Action). 

• The Chair commented that the Council discussed arranging a tour of the Third 
Street Light Rail Project during Agenda Item 8. 

• Under Agenda Item 15, Ms. Drennen recommended that DPT Livable Streets 
provide the Council a presentation on pedestrian projects and how projects were 
prioritized as they relate to the DPH's pedestrian injury and death collision data. 

18. Adjournment. The Chair adjourned the meeting at 7:24 p.m. 
Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

Central City Progressive letter of May 6, 2004 

Agenda Item 6- 

Revised pages v and 41 to SF Muni Transit Vehicle Advertising Contract 

Public Utilities Commission Resolutions No. 78-0071 and 78-0022 

Agenda Item 7 - 

Nelson/Nyggard - Proposition E Municipal Transportation Quality Review Presentation 

(May 2004) 

Summary of Auditor Recommendations - Muni Service Standards 



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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



-: Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, June 3, 2004 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 



JUN - 1 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 






Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 

Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Ellen Hayes, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, 

Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Ellen Hayes, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

®(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 




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The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible Muni 
bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 19-Polk, 21-Hayes, and 71-Haight-Noriega, and the 
F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, 
entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 

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AGENDA 

Regular Meeting 

for 

Thursday, June 3, 2004 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:32 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of May 12, 2004 [Attachment] (Discussion/ Action) 


5:37 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 

Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report [Attachments] (Discussion) 
Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:45 


MTA Staff Initiated Items 


6. 


Overview of Municipal Railway (Muni) Employee Security 

Training (Discussion/Action) 

Robert Hertan, Director, Security Programs [Muni] 


5:50 


7. 


Municipal Railway (Muni) Construction Project Priority and 
Project Deferment List - Review Federal Funding 
Programming for FY04-05 and FY05-06 concerning project 
deferrals or accelerations related to the use of federal funds 
for preventive maintenance. [Attachments] (Discussion/Action) 
Duncan Watry, Manager, Capital Planning, Capital Planning & 
External Affairs [Muni] 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 
Recommendation (May 20, 2004 meeting): 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the Rail 

Replacement Program be prioritized for advanced 
into Fiscal Year 2004/2005 Section 5307 Funding. 


6:10 





Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Finance & Administration Committee (FAC) 
Recommendation (May 27, 2004 meeting) (Discussion/ Action) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends the Municipal 

Transportation Agency (MTA) aggressively pursue 
and promote a 10% increase in the Commercial 
Parking Tax, and that the MTA explore the 
possibility of expanding parking meter hours in 
areas with high after hours parking demand. 


6:30 


> 


Operations & Customer Service (OCSC) Recommendation 
(May 17, 2004 meeting) [Attachments] (Discussion/ Action) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the Department 
of Parking and Traffic (DPT) should implement a specific 
system for registering complaints similar to the Municipal 
Railway's (Muni) Passenger Service Report (PSR) process 
should be developed on-line, by phone, and by mail. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the measurement 
for System Reliability (Service Standard A, la) 
recommended in the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
(Muni) Proposition E Municipal Transportation Quality 
Review Final Report submitted by Nelson/ Nygaard 
Consulting Associates be change to "Actual departure 
times compared against published times (quarterly 
average for systemwide, mode, and division)" vice "Actual 
arrival times compared against published times (quarterly 
average for systemwide, mode, and division)". 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that Alternative #1 listed 
under Section A, 6a (Page A-30) in the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway (Muni) Proposition E Municipal 
Transportation Quality Review Final Report submitted by 
Nelson/ Nygaard Consulting Associates is adopted as a 
measurement. 


6:40 


10. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion/Action) 


7:00 


11. 


Committee Reports [Attachment] (Discussion/Action) 


7:05 


12. 


MTA CAC Agenda Planning (Discussion/ Action) 

Suggested Facilities Tours Sites: 

Third Street Light Rail Project; Vehicle Maintenance 
System/Materials Management System (VMS/MMS); Department of 
Parking and Traffic Control Center. 

Pending Staff Items for Council Meeting: 

NJT PCC Historic Streetcar RFP & Proposed Contract 

Pending Council Item for Council Meeting - Date not 
determined: 

San Francisco County Transit Authority (SFCTA) report on the progress 
made to implement the recommendations in the Strategic Analysis 
Report (SAR) [August/October timeframe] 


7:15 





Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, July 1, 
2004, 5:30pm, 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference 
Room). 




13. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item 3 - 

Draft MTA CAC Minutes of May 12, 2004 

Agenda Item 5 - 

Attachments to Staff Report: 

June 2004 (Events of interest to the Executive Director and General Manager) [May 17, 2004] 

June 2004 Special Events Calendar 

MUNI Major Capital Projects at a Glance (Last Revised: May 6, 2004) 

Agenda Item 7 - 

Current Programming of FY2003-04 Program of Projects [Revised: 19-May-04] 

Current Programming of FY2004-05 Program of Projects [Revised 4/19/04] 

FY2004-05 Program of Projects (FY04-05 Revision- Step 1) [Revised 4/19/04] 

FY2004-05 Program of Projects - Revision Step 2 (FY04-05 Revision- Step 2) [Revised 4/19/04] 
FY2005-06 List of Projects from Database 

Attachment A, MTC Resolution No. 3580 

San Francisco Municipal Railway - Rail Replacement Program FY1998-2009 [Updated 5/13/04] 

Agenda Item 9 - 

Table ES-1: Proposition E Service Standards and Performance [Proposition E Municipal 

Transportation Quality Review - Final Report, Page ES-3] 

6a. Actual headways against scheduled headways on all radial, express, cross-town, secondary, and 
feeder lines for peak, base, evening, and late night service [Proposition E Municipal Transportation 
Quality Review - Final Report, Pages A-27 through A-32] 

Agenda Item 11 - 
Committee Reports 



Committee Reports 
MTA CAC Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Thursday, June 3, 2004 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Last meeting held: Thursday, May 20, 2004. 

Items discussed: Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) Update - Clean Air Plan (Final 
Report) & Battery Electric Vehicle Replacement of 30-Foot Orion Buses; Breda Engineering 
Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update; Municipal Railway (Muni) Construction Project Priority 
and Project Deferment List - Review Federal Fund Programming for FY04-05 and FY05-06 
concerning project deferrals or accelerations related to the use of federal funds for preventive 
maintenance; Condition of Muni Metro Stations - Cleanliness, Painting, Lighting, Public Address 
System; Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, 
Cost and Schedule of the Construction Project. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, July 22, 2004, 4:00pm, 1145 
Market Street (5 th Floor Main Conference Room). 

Tentative Topic Items July 22, 2004 Meeting: (To be determined). 

Pending Topic Calendar Items: 

August 2003 - Integration of the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) and the Municipal 
Railway (Muni) Central Offices. 

October 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Approval of Draft Letter to Maintenance Deputy 
General Manager Recommending Reiteration that Starter Shift Checkout of Vehicles Include 
Deployment and Inspection of Lift-U Equipment as Written (Nia Crowder). 

Quarterly/ Bimonthly Updates: Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP); Third Street Light Rail 
Project; N-Judah; Municipal Railways Headquarters. 

Note: Quarterly/ bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects 
status (segments/ phases completed, under construction, and still being planned; 
funding status including allocations, expenditures and additional funding needs; 
and identified problems or delays incurred concerning the projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update 
(July 2004); Report on Central Subway; Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary); T3 Presentation to 
the Council and MTA CAC Interaction; Steps Concerning Muni's Vision Plan Implementation; 
Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans; Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B 
Reauthorization; Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service; Islais Creek Bus 
Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, Cost and Schedule of the 
Construction Project (November 2004). 

Item Refer to Council: Municacweb email of Tuesday, January 20, 2004 (Subject: 
Automated Transfers in Muni Underground [Mr. Dennis J. Hanna]) (attachment); August 28 th 
Metro Overhead Dewirement Incident Follow-up/Station Agents Failure to Make Announcement 
When Service Delays Occur. 

Items Referred to Committee by Council: 



Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

(Daniel Murphy, FAC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Thursday, May 27, 2004. 

Items Discussed: Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Update (Amended Budget); Update on State of 
Fiscal Emergency Status (CEQA/Service Adjustments); Exploration of New Revenue Sources for 
the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA). 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, July 21, 2004, 3:00pm, 401 
Van Ness Avenue, Room 308 (Conference Room 312). 

Tentative Topic Items Next Meeting: Exploration of New Revenue Sources for the 
Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA); Municipal Railway (Muni) and Department of Parking & 
Traffic (DPT) Off-Budget Analysis and Review; Financial Savings/Financial Difference in the Use 
of Disabled Sticker on Paratransit Regional Identification Card and the Discontinued Disabled 
W D" Magnetic Pass. 

Pending Topic Calendar Items: 

Suggested Topics from FAC May 28, 2003 Meeting: CalTrain Joint Powers Board (JPB) 
Funding Change; DPT Budget Update; Capital and Grants Funding Process/Accounting and 
Appropriations Authority; Review of Budget Process; Federal Program Formula Funds. 

Deferred Topics of Cancelled September 17, 2003 Meeting Pending: Fiscal Year 
2001/2002 Audits (Metro East Land Acquisition Accounting); Maintenance Budget. 

Deferred Topic from October 2003 Tentative Topic Calendar Pending: Transit Impact 
Development Fee (TIDF)/Soma Service Follow-up. 

Suggested Topics from FAC February 25, 2004 Meeting: Capital Budget Shortfall and 
Impact of Operating Budget Changes; Prioritization of Capital Projects Referred to Operating 
Budget; Public Interaction With Staff. 

Follow-up Items: Insurance Overview, Risk Management, and Effect of Proposition E; 
Quarterly Review of Revenues and Expenses; Parking Revenues; Review of Previous Year's 
Budget Recommendations; Fiscal Year 2004 Muni/DPT Budgets; MTA CAC Budget 
Recommendations of February 19, 2003; Deficit Closure Plan and Force Reductions; Continued 
and Limited Sales of Tokens By Vendors. 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

(Formerly Service Reliability and Quality Committee [SRQC]) 
(Joan Downey, OCSC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Monday, May 17, 2004. 

Items Discussed: Wayside Fare Collection Working Group (WAFER); Prioritize MTA CAC 
Recommendations to the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) and Follow-up Items; Cable 
Car Status Update; Review of Nelson/Nygaard audit of Proposition E Service Standards for the 
period July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2002 and proposed changes and milestones. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Monday, June 21, 2004, 3:00pm, 401 Van 
Ness, Room 308 (Operations Conference Room 312). 

Tentative Topic Items June 21, 2004 Meeting: Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) 
Criteria for Red Zoning (Red Tipping) Residential Driveway; Rescue Muni J, L, M & N Lines 



Recommendations; Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Service Standards; Wayside Fare 
Collection Working Group (WAFER) Fare Policy Options. 

Pending Topic Calendar Items: 

Referred Item to Committee: 

Muni Non-operations of Three Car LRV's within the Metro Subway System (Referred from 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMCS) meeting of June 19, 2003 [Council 
Member - Steve Ferrario]). 

Follow-up Items: 17-PARKMERCED Quality of Service; Affects of Closure of the Golden Gate 
Park Music Concourse on the 44-O'Shaughnessy; 39-Coit Service Improvement; Passenger 
Service Report (PSR); Rescue Muni J, L, M & N Lines Recommendations; Wayside Fare 
Collection Working Group (WAFER); Fare Gate Transition and Subway Change Machines; 
Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT Combining the 587/588, Residential Parking Permit and 
General Enforcement Groups; Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Incorporation of Transit 
First Policy; Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Exclusion for Housing Without Legal Number of 
Parking Units; Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Driveway Parking Violation Enforcement; 
Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Service Standards; Municipal Railway (Muni) Plan for 
Meeting Service Standards Goals. 

Quarterly Update: Cable Car. 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

(Formerly Service Design & Marketing Committee [SDMC]) 
(Bruce Oka, PMC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Monday, April 19, 2004. 

Items Discussed: 29 -Sunset and 82X-Presidio & Wharves Express Route Services Lines 
Changes; Municipal Railway (Muni) Service Adjustment Follow up; MTA CAC Liaison with San 
Francisco County Transit Authority (SFCTA) Geary Corridor Study Citizens Advisory Committee. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Monday, June 21, 2004, 5:30pm, 401 Van 
Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335). 

Tentative Topic Item June 21, 2004 Meeting: (To be determined). 

Review of CAC Attendance Chart; Information Requests, Recommendations, and 
Incoming Correspondence Matrixes (Attachments) 




City and County ofJ5an Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
^Citizens ' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

DOCUMENTS DEPT 
FINAL MINUTES 

^ f JUL 2 6 2004 

Regular Meeting SAN FRANCISC0 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Thursday, June 3, 2004, 5:30 p.m. 
1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, CA 



1. Call to Order/Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The rescheduled special meeting of the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to 
order at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, June 3, 2004. Daniel Murphy (Chair) presided. A 
quorum was present including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Emily 
Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent (arrived 
6:00 p.m.) 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: Sue Cauthen (arrived 6:53 p.m.) 

MTA CAC Members Absent: Art Cimento, Joan Downey Ellen Hayes, Daniel Weaver. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [Muni]) Present: Robert Hertan 
(Director, Security Programs), Duncan Watry (Manager, Capital Planning, Capital 
Planning & External Affairs), Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Liaison), Vincent Dunlap (MTA 
CAC Secretary). 

Prior to the Council's Call to Order and Roll Call, the Chair had asked Robert Hertan 
(Director, Security Programs [Muni]) to provide an informal presentation concerning 
Agenda Item 6 - Overview of Municipal Railway (Muni) Employee Security Training. 
Since a quorum was established, the Chair stated that the Council would continue its 
discussion of Agenda Item 6. 

2. Overview of Municipal Railway (Muni) Employee Security Training (Agenda 
Item 6 - Discussion/Action). Mr. Hertan completed his presentation on system security 

awareness for transit emp l oyees and responded to Counci l Members questio ns. Cop i e s 

of Muni Employee Security Response Card 




401 VAN NESS AVENUE-ROOM 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524* 
«(415) 554-6873 FAX (415)554-4103 

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Mr. Rolfe inquired about Muni's Security Programs Section's relations with the San 
Francisco Police Department (SFPD). Mr. Hertan explained that Muni has a 
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the SFPD and there's a Mobile Response 
Team (MRT) that handles Muni issues. The general order regarding the Bus Inspection 
Program was still in effect. The Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT), SFPD, and 
Muni's Security Programs Section meet monthly to address security related issues. 

Mr. Rolfe and Mr. Murphy commented that SFPD Officers' routine presence on Muni 
vehicles appears to have decreased. Mr. Hertan stated that he would raise their 
concerns at the next monthly security meeting. 

Ms. Burns expressed concern about the public not having access to station restrooms 
and the lack of trash receptacles in the Metro Stations. Mr. Hertan stated that it was 
his understanding that the restrooms were initially closed because they were not 
compliant with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). He explained that as a result of 
worldwide terrorist attacks, i.e., September 11 th , the Sarin Nerve Gas attack in Tokyo, 
Japan and bombing in Paris, France, the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) closed 
all Metro Stations' public restrooms. Mr. Hertan advised the Council that the 
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was considering waste receptacle 
technologies that would minimize an explosion. 

An open discussion pertaining to procedures and responses to possible terrorist 
incidents occurred. Mr. Hertan commented that it was hoped that security 
considerations would continue to appear invisible to the general public. He expressed 
the opinion that security concerns would become an ever-increasing part as to how 
facilities were designed and used. 

Ms. Vincent suggested that signage should be posted in the Metro Stations 
notifying the public that restrooms were not available. Mr. Hertan stated 
that Ms. Vincent's suggestion would be incorporated in the community and 
customer communication process. 

In response to Mr. Ferrario's request that a copy of the National Transit Institute (NTI) 
presentation presented informally to Council Members be made available, Mr. Hertan 
stated that he would provide a VHS and DVD copy of the presentation to the 
C ou n c il Secretary that Counci l Member s cou ld check o u t. 



Ms. Burns asked about Proof of Payment (POP) Inspectors not truly having any 
enforcement authority. Mr. Hertan commented that under the penal code there is a 
section that allows transit inspectors peace officer status. Discussions were in process 
to include such status in the MOU with SFPD. 

The Chair called for public comment. 

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David Pilpel expressed the opinions that: 

• The closure of public restrooms throughout the subway system was complete 
overkill and he looked forward to their restoration. 

• Muni should ensure that Station Agents were available to respond to all white 
courtesy phone calls. 

• A periodic check of all white courtesy phones should be done to ensure their 
operability. 

• Central Control personnel who receive calls reporting incidents should receive 
more advance training in determining how calls reporting incidents are 
distributed. 

• Security Guards at the portals should be more proactive in performing security 
duties. 

The Chair presented the following motion, which was moved by Mr. Ferrario 
and seconded by Mr. Perez: 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA explore the possibility of 
buying and installing explosive resistant trash receptacles for Metro 
Stations once appropriate technology is identified and approved. 

Following discussion of the motion, the Chair stated that the motion was 
amended without objection, as a friendly amendment, as follows: 

Amended Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA explore the 

possibility of buying and installing explosive resistant 
trash receptacles for Metro Stations once appropriate 
technology is identified and approved, and funding is 
secured that does not adversely affect operations or 
maintenance. 

Mr. Pilpel commented that the motion should address reopening of the Metro Station 
restrooms. 

Noting no further discussion or public comment, the Chair called for a vote 
on the amended motion. 

The amended motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Cesar 
Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent voted yes; Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan 
Downey, Ellen Hayes, Daniel Weaver absent. 

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The Chair called Agenda Item 7. 

3. Municipal Railway (Muni) Construction Project Priority and Project 
Deferment List - Review Federal Funding Programming for FY04-05 and 
FY05-06 concerning project deferrals or accelerations related to the use of 
federal funds for preventive maintenance (Agenda Item 7 - Discussion/Action). 
Duncan Watry (Manager, Capital Planning, Capital Planning & External Affairs [Muni]) 
distributed to the Council revised attachments to Agenda Item 7 (attached). Mr. Watry 
provided the Council background regarding the funding of capital projects, i.e., planned, 
programmed, and allocated. He stated that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission 
(MTC) programs federal funding to Muni. Beginning in Fiscal Year 2003/2004 the MTC 
determined that capital projects submitted could be extended by one year. Muni 
received an authorization from the MTC to convert about $31M in capital funds to 
operating funds. Termed as "flex funds", the money could be use over a three-year 
period as either operating funds or as capital funds for projects that would normally not 
be funded in the MTC process because of the projects' low MTC score. Operating 
funding that MTC planned for Muni in Fiscal Year 2004/2005 would be divided and part 
of the funds would be moved into Fiscal Year 2005/2006. Mr. Watry stated that the 
purpose of the briefing was to seek the Council's concurrence on Muni desired to fund 
the Rail Replacement Program ($3.8M) and correct an oversight by increasing the Cable 
Car (Vehicle) Renovation Project by about $747,000. Both projects would be moved 
into Fiscal Year 2004/2005 from Fiscal Year 2005/2006. 

The Chair called for public comment. 

Mr. Pilpel commented that: 

• If a total of $19.6M could be flexed, a deficit in next year's operating budget of 
$10M could be experienced. The following year another $5M would be needed. 

• The MTA Board had previously considered adding to the draw another 
$890,000. 

• Adding the Rail Replacement Program with whatever priorities balances the 
overall program. 



The motion before the Council was as follows: 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the Rail Replacement Program be 
prioritized for advanced into Fiscal Year 2004/2005 Section 5307 
Funding. 

Following discussion of the motion, the Chair stated that without objection 
the motion before the Council was amendment as follows: 

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Amended Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the Rail Replacement 

Program and Cable Car Renovation Program be prioritized 
for advancement into Fiscal Year 2004/2005 Section 
5307 Funding. 

Noting no further discussion or public comment, the Chair called for a vote 
on the amended motion. 

The amended motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Sue Cauthen, Mary Burns, Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Cesar 
Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent voted yes; Emily Drennen voted no; Art Cimento, 
Joan Downey, Ellen Hayes, Daniel Weaver absent. 

The Chair called Agenda Item 8. 

4. Finance & Administration Committee (FAC) Recommendation (May 27, 
2004 meeting) (Agenda Item 8 - Discussion/Action). The Chair explained that the 
Commercial Parking Tax was a tax that private parking operators pay in order to 
operate parking lots. He expressed the opinion that a 10% increase in the Commercial 
Parking Tax might be a future ballot initiative, transit and senior groups in the 
community were organizing support of such an initiative, and the increase would be a 
potential new revenue source for Muni. 

The Chair presented the following motion that was before the Council: 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends the Municipal Transportation Agency 
(MTA) aggressively pursue and promote a 10% increase in the 
Commercial Parking Tax, and that the MTA explore the possibility 
of expanding parking meter hours in areas with high after hours 
parking demand. 

During discussion of the motion: 

• Mr. Rolfe commented that the Senior Action Network desired to receive a greater 
share of the tax increase distribution. 

• Responding to Ms. Vincent's question regarding how much money the tax 
increase would raise, Mr. Murphy responded that Muni estimated approximately 
$6.8 to $8M per year for Muni in revenue from such an increase. 

The Chair called for public comment. 

Mr. Pilpel commented that although the division of the funds would be 40% to the 
General Fund and to Muni, and 20% to the Senior Programs, the 10% increase would 
not necessarily be split in the same manner, but could be implemented as a surtax. He 

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expressed the opinion that the City appears to being a much better job of collecting 
parking tax. 

Ms. Cauthen departed at 7:00 p.m. 

Noting Ms. Cauthen's absence, the Chair deferred voting on the motion. 

The Chair called Agenda Item 9. 

5. Operations & Customer Service (OCSC) Recommendation (May 17, 2004 
meeting) (Agenda Item 9 - Discussion/Action). The Chair presented the following 
motion that was before the Council: 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the Department of Parking and 
Traffic (DPT) should implement a specific system for registering 
complaints similar to the Municipal Railway's (Muni) Passenger 
Service Report (PSR) process should be developed on-line, by 
phone, and by mail. 

Ms. Drennen suggested that some sort of tracking mechanism should be 
included. 

Noting no further discussion of the motion, the Chair made a friendly 
amendment to the motion and stated that without objection the motion 
before the Council was amendment as follows: 

Amended Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the Department of Parking 

and Traffic (DPT) should implement a specific system for 
registering complaints similar to the Municipal Railway's 
(Muni) Passenger Service Report (PSR) process, which 
should be developed on-line, by phone, and by mail. 

The amended motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Cesar Perez, Bruce 
Oka, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent voted yes; Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Ellen Hayes, Daniel Weaver absent. 

Ms. Cauthen returned at /:0b p.m. 

The Chair recalled Agenda Item 8. 

6. Finance & Administration Committee (FAC) Recommendation (May 27, 
2004 meeting) (Agenda Item 8 - Discussion/ Action). Noting Ms. Cauthen's return, 
the Chair called for a vote on the amended motion to Agenda Item 8 as follows: 



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Motion: The MTA CAC recommends the Municipal Transportation Agency 
(MTA) aggressively pursue and promote a 10% increase in the 
Commercial Parking Tax, and that the MTA explore the possibility 
of expanding parking meter hours in areas with high after hours 
parking demand. 

The motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Bruce 
Oka, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent voted yes; Cesar Perez, voted no; Art Cimento, 
Joan Downey, Ellen Hayes, Daniel Weaver absent. 

The Chair recalled Agenda Item 9. 

7. Operations & Customer Service (OCSC) Recommendation (May 17, 2004 
meeting) (Agenda Item 9 - Discussion/ Action). The Chair presented the remaining 
motions under Agenda Item 9. He stated that with the modification of "change" 
to "changed" the motion was before the Council: 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the measurement for System 
Reliability (Service Standard A, la) recommended in the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) Proposition E Municipal 
Transportation Quality Review Final Report submitted by 
Nelson/ Nygaard Consulting Associates be changed to "Actual 
departure times compared against published times (quarterly 
average for systemwide, mode, and division)" vice "Actual arrival 
times compared against published times (quarterly average for 
systemwide, mode, and division)". 

Mr. Czechowicz advised that Section 4 to Proposition E defines how measurements are 
made. He stated that proposed changes affecting the method of measure used are 
presented to the MTA Board. He expressed the opinion that the motion recommends a 
change that is allowable without a Charter amendment. 

Mr. Rolfe stated that the recommended change was to address the problem of drivers 
stopping short of the time point causing passengers to miss connections. 

Noting no further discussion, the Chair called for a vote^ 

The motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Bruce 
Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent voted yes; Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Ellen Hayes, Daniel Weaver absent. 



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Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that Alternative #1 listed under 
Section A, 6a (Page A-30) in the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
(Muni) Proposition E Municipal Transportation Quality Review 
Final Report submitted by Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates 
is adopted as a measurement. 

Noting no discussion, the Chair called for a vote. 

The motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Bruce 
Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent voted yes; Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Ellen Hayes, Daniel Weaver absent. 

Amended Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the Department of Parking 

and Traffic (DPT) should implement a specific system for 
registering complaints similar to the Municipal Railway's 
(Muni) Passenger Service Report (PSR) process, which 
should be developed on-line, by phone, and by mail. 

The amended motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Cesar Perez, Bruce 
Oka, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent voted yes; Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Ellen Hayes, Daniel Weaver absent. 

8. Operations & Customer Service (OCSC) Recommendation (May 17, 2004 
meeting) (Agenda Item 9 - Discussion/Action). The Chair recalled the following 
amended motion that was passed by the Council: 

Amended Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the Department of Parking 

and Traffic (DPT) should implement a specific system for 
registering complaints similar to the Municipal Railway's 
(Muni) Passenger Service Report (PSR) process, which 
should be developed on-line, by phone, and by mail. 

The Chair asked that the Council retracted its vote and that the amended 
motion be changed as follows: 



Changed Amended Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the Department 

of Parking and Traffic (DPT) should implement a 
specific system for registering complaints and 
suggestions similar to the Municipal Railway's 
(Muni) Passenger Service Report (PSR) process, 
which should be developed on-line, by phone, 
and by mail. 

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Noting no further objections, the Chair called for a vote. 

The changed amended motion passed. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Cesar Perez, Bruce 
Oka, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent voted yes; Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Ellen Hayes, Daniel Weaver absent. 

9. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the 
Council not on the agenda (Agenda Item 2). 

• Mr. Pilpel asked as a safety concern that Muni's Overhead Line should repair a 
conduit that has become detached from its pole and is lodged in a tree near the 
West Portal Metro Station. 

• Mr. Pilpel advised the Council that the proposed budget and reductions in 
staffing would cause Mr. Czechowicz and Mr. Dunlap reassignment. 

10. Adopt Minutes of May 12, 2004 (Agenda Item 3 - Discussion/Action). The 
Secretary advised the Council that draft minutes had not been prepared and asked the 
Chair to defer minutes to the Council's next meeting. The Chair agreed. 

11. Report of the Chair (Agenda Item 4 - Discussion). The Chair reported that Ms. 
Cauthen, Ms. Downey and he attended the Telegraph Hill Dwellers' Community Meeting 
on the 39-Coit and in his opinion a possible community consensus could be reached to 
regarding a solution to the traffic, parking and bus service concerns at Coit Tower. 

12. Staff Report (Agenda Item 5 - Discussion). Mr. Czechowicz reported that: 

• Negotiations have been completed with all unions except with Transport Workers 
Union Local 250-A. 

• With the exception of one union, employees agreed to continue retirement 
contribution payment of 7.5%. 

• Supervisory Union (Local 200) employees' agreed not to contribute payment of 
the 7.5% to employees' retirement. 



• Emp l oy ee s sh otri d not anticipat e a w a g e incr e as e unti l Ju l y 1, 200 5. 

• As of June 1 st , Muni issued about 100 layoff notices to balance the first issues of 
the budget and another 35 vacant positions were cut. 20 to 25 positions 
additional layoffs would be required to balance the budget. 

• The budget presented to the MTA Board on July 1 st was not passed. 



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Allowing public comment, Mr. Pilpel's comment that the fiscal analysis for the summary 
of the terms for the various labor agreements should be distributed to the Council. 

Mr. Czechowicz commented that all of the agreements should probably be posted by 
the end of the week with the Sunshine periods that the MTA negotiates. He stated he 
would provide the Council by email a URL address of the posted agreements. 

13. Committee Members' Questions and Comments (Agenda Item 10 - 
Discussion/Action). 

• Mr. Rolfe asked that he receive verification of date, time and location of the 
intended DPT hearing concerning Geary Boulevard (Phase 1) changes. 

• Mr. Oka announced that Supervisor Alioto-Pier would appoint Mr. Griffith 
Humphrey to the Council. Mr. Humphrey intends to attend the Council's July 1 st 
meeting. 

14. Committee Reports (Agenda Item 11 - Discussion/Action). The Chair advised 
Committee Chairs to forward their agendas to the Council Secretary by June 4 th . 

Mr. Oka asked members of the Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) to submit 
proposed agenda items. 

15. MTA CAC Agenda Planning (Agenda Item 12 - Discussion/Action). 

• The Chair asked the MTA CAC Liaison to distribute proposed dates for tours to 
Council Members by email or by phone to members without an email address. 

• Add the County-wide Transportation Plan to the pending Council items. 

• The Chair stated that the Council's next meeting would be held on Thursday, July 
1, 2004, 5:30 p.m., 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room). 

16. Adjournment. The Chair adjourned the meeting at 7:38 p.m. 
Attachments: 

Agenda Item 6- 



Muni Employee Security Response Card 

Agenda Item 7 - 

Current Programming of FY2003-04 Program of Projects [Revised: 19-May-04] 

Current Programming of FY2004-05 Program of Projects [Revised 4/19/04] 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Final Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, June 3, 2004 

FY2004-05 Program of Projects (FY04-05 Revision- Step 1) [Revised 4/19/04] 

FY2004-05 Program of Projects - Revision Step 2 (FY04-05 Revision- Step 2) 
[Revised 4/19/04] 

FY2005-06 List of Projects from Database 

Attachment A, MTC Resolution No. 3580 

San Francisco Municipal Railway - Rail Replacement Program FY1998-2009 [Updated 
5/13/04, Updated 5/28/04] 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUN 2 5 2004 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



2 Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, July 1, 2004 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

• 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 

Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Ellen Hayes, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(1 Vacancy) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Ellen Hayes, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

S(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 




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This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street (One Trinity Center), 5 th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible Muni 
bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 19-Polk, 21-Hayes, and 71-Haight-Noriega, and the 
F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, 
entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

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(Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

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the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

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(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils, 
and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

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mail at donna hall(3)ci.sf.ca.us . 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

AGENDA 



Regular Meeting 

for 

Thursday, July 1, 2004 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:32 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of May 12, 2004 and June 3, 2004 [Attachments] 
(Discussion/Action) 


5:37 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report [Attachments] (Discussion) 
Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:45 


MTA Staff Initiated Items 


6. 


MTA CAC role regarding proposed legislation to incorporate 
the Taxi Commission under the jurisdiction of the MTA 

(Discussion/Action) 

Jose Cisneros, Deputy General Manager, Capital Planning & External 

Affairs, Community & Public Relations [Muni] 


5:50 


7. 


Draft San Francisco Bicycle Plan 2004 [Attachments] 
(Discussion/Action) 

Oliver J. Gajda, Assistant Bicycle Program Manager [DPT] 
Andy Thornley, Chair, San Francisco Bicycle Advisory Committee 
(SFBAC) 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 
Recommendation (June 21, 2004 meeting): 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the Draft San 
Francisco Bicycle Plan 2004 (Page 4-1, Action 4.1) 
specify that the trial pilot program to provide 
bicycle access on light rail vehicles be limited to off- 
peak hours. 


6:10 



Council-Initiated Items 


8. Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion/Action) 


6:30 


9. 


Committee Reports [Attachment] (Discussion/Action) 


6:35 


10. 


MTA CAC Agenda Planning (Discussion/Action) 

Suggested Facilities Tours Sites: 

Third Street Light Rail Project; Vehicle Maintenance 
System/Materials Management System (VMS/MMS); Department of 
Parking and Traffic Control Center. 

Pending Staff Items for Council Meeting: 

NJT PCC Historic Streetcar RFP & Proposed Contract 

Pending Council Item for Council Meeting - Date not 
determined: 

San Francisco County Transit Authority (SFCTA) report on the progress 
made to implement the recommendations in the Strategic Analysis 
Report (SAR) [August/October timeframe] 

San Francisco County-wide Transportation Plan 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, August 
5, 2004, 5:30pm, 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference 
Room). 


6:40 


11. 


Adjournment 


7:00 






Attachments: 

Agenda Item 3 - 

Draft MTA CAC Minutes of May 12, 2004 and June 3, 2004 

Agenda Item 5 - 

Attachments to Staff Report: 

Construction Division Rolling Agenda of Calendar Items 

July 2004 (Events of interest to the Executive Director and General Manager) [June 21, 2004] 

MUNI Major Capital Projects at a Glance (Last Revised: May 6, 2004) 

Agenda Item 7 - 

San Francisco Bicycle Plan 2004 - May 28, 2004 - Public Draft 

Overview of the San Francisco Bicycle Plan Update 
(Oliver Gajda, DPT Assistant Bicycle Program Manager) 

The Bicycle Plan Update Overview - June 21, 2004 

Generalized Steps: Bicycle Facility Implementation - Draft 06.19.04 

Agenda Item 9 - 
Committee Reports 



Committee Reports 
MTA CAC Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Thursday, July 1, 2004 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

(Daniel Weaver, Chair EMSC) 

Last meeting held: Thursday, May 20, 2004. 

Items discussed: Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) Update - Clean Air Plan (Final 
Report) & Battery Electric Vehicle Replacement of 30-Foot Orion Buses; Breda Engineering 
Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update; Municipal Railway (Muni) Construction Project Priority 
and Project Deferment List - Review Federal Fund Programming for FY04-05 and FY05-06 
concerning project deferrals or accelerations related to the use of federal funds for preventive 
maintenance; Condition of Muni Metro Stations - Cleanliness, Painting, Lighting, Public Address 
System; Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, 
Cost and Schedule of the Construction Project. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, July 22, 2004, 4:00pm, 1145 
Market Street (5 th Floor Main Conference Room). 

Tentative Topic Items July 22, 2004 Meeting: (To be determined). 

Pending Topic Calendar Items: 

August 2003 - Integration of the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) and the Municipal 
Railway (Muni) Central Offices. 

October 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Approval of Draft Letter to Maintenance Deputy 
General Manager Recommending Reiteration that Starter Shift Checkout of Vehicles Include 
Deployment and Inspection of Lift-U Equipment as Written (Nia Crowder). 

Quarterly/ Bimonthly Updates: Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP); Third Street Light Rail 
Project; N-Judah; Municipal Railways Headquarters. 

Note: Quarterly/ bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects 
status (segments/phases completed, under construction, and still being planned; 
funding status including allocations, expenditures and additional funding needs; 
and identified problems or delays incurred concerning the projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update 
(July 2004); Report on Central Subway; Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary); T3 Presentation to 
the Council and MTA CAC Interaction; Steps Concerning Muni's Vision Plan Implementation; 
Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans; Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B 
Reauthorization; Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service; Islais Creek Bus 
Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, Cost and Schedule of the 
Construction Project (November 2004). 

Item Refer to Council: Municacweb email of Tuesday, January 20, 2004 (Subject: 
Automated Transfers in Muni Underground [Mr. Dennis J. Hanna]) (attachment); August 28 th 
Metro Overhead Dewirement Incident Follow-up/Station Agents Failure to Make Announcement 
When Service Delays Occur. 



Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 
(Daniel Murphy, FAC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Thursday, May 27, 2004. 

Items Discussed: Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Update (Amended Budget); Update on State of 
Fiscal Emergency Status (CEQA/Service Adjustments); Exploration of New Revenue Sources for 
the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA). 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, July 21, 2004, 3:00pm, 401 

Van Ness Avenue, Room 308 (Conference Room 312). 

Tentative Topic Items July 21, 2004 Meeting: Exploration of New Revenue Sources for 
the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA); Municipal Railway (Muni) and Department of 
Parking & Traffic (DPT) Off-Budget Analysis and Review; Financial Savings/Financial Difference 
in the Use of Disabled Sticker on Paratransit Regional Identification Card and the Discontinued 
Disabled "D" Magnetic Pass. 

Pending Topic Calendar Items: 

Suggested Topics from FAC May 28, 2003 Meeting: CalTrain Joint Powers Board (JPB) 
Funding Change; DPT Budget Update; Capital and Grants Funding Process/Accounting and 
Appropriations Authority; Review of Budget Process; Federal Program Formula Funds. 

Deferred Topics of Cancelled September 17, 2003 Meeting Pending: Fiscal Year 
2001/2002 Audits (Metro East Land Acquisition Accounting); Maintenance Budget. 

Deferred Topic from October 2003 Tentative Topic Calendar Pending: Transit Impact 
Development Fee (TIDF)/Soma Service Follow-up. 

Suggested Topics from FAC February 25, 2004 Meeting: Capital Budget Shortfall and 
Impact of Operating Budget Changes; Prioritization of Capital Projects Referred to Operating 
Budget; Public Interaction With Staff. 

Follow-up Items: Insurance Overview, Risk Management, and Effect of Proposition E; 
Quarterly Review of Revenues and Expenses; Parking Revenues; Review of Previous Year's 
Budget Recommendations; Fiscal Year 2004 Muni/DPT Budgets; MTA CAC Budget 
Recommendations of February 19, 2003; Deficit Closure Plan and Force Reductions; Continued 
and Limited Sales of Tokens By Vendors. 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

(Formerly Service Reliability and Quality Committee [SRQC]) 
(Joan Downey, OCSC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Monday, June 21, 2004. 

Items Discussed: Department of Parking & Traffic Criteria for Red Zoning (Red Tipping) 
Residential Driveway; Rescue Muni J, L, M & N Lines Recommendations; Department of Parking 
& Traffic (DPT) Service Standards. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Monday, July 19, 2004, 3:00pm, 401 Van 

Ness, Room 308 (Operations Conference Room 312). 



Tentative Topic Items July 19, 2004 Meeting: Wayside Fare Collection Working Group 
(WAFER) Fare Policy Options; Affects of Closure of the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse on 
the 44-O'Shaughnessy; Clarification of Bus Routes Intermediate Time Points (Proposed 
Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that Muni issue a reminder to operators that 
intermediate time points on schedules are departure times). 

Pending Topic Calendar Items: 

Referred Item to Committee: 

Muni Non-operations of Three Car LRV's within the Metro Subway System (Referred from 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMCS) meeting of June 19, 2003 [Council 
Member - Steve Ferrario]). 

Follow-up Items: 17-PARKMERCED Quality of Service; Affects of Closure of the Golden Gate 
Park Music Concourse on the 44-O'Shaughnessy; 39-Coit Service Improvement; Passenger 
Service Report (PSR); Rescue Muni J, L, M & N Lines Recommendations; Wayside Fare 
Collection Working Group (WAFER); Fare Gate Transition and Subway Change Machines; 
Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT Combining the 587/588, Residential Parking Permit and 
General Enforcement Groups; Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Incorporation of Transit 
First Policy; Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Exclusion for Housing Without Legal Number of 
Parking Units; Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Driveway Parking Violation Enforcement; 
Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) Service Standards; Municipal Railway (Muni) Plan for 
Meeting Service Standards Goals. 

Quarterly Update: Cable Car. 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

(Formerly Service Design & Marketing Committee [SDMC]) 
(Bruce Oka, PMC Chair) 

Last Meeting Held: Monday, June 21, 2004. 

Item Discussed: San Francisco Bicycle Plan 2004 Update. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Monday, July 19, 2004, 5:30pm, 401 Van 
Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335). 

Tentative Topic Item July 19, 2004 Meeting: Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT - 
Livable Streets) Distribution of Pedestrian Projects by Supervisoral District - How DPT plans for 
new projects and how projects correlate to Department of Public Health's (DPH's) pedestrian 
collision injury and death map; Advanced Stop Lines for Vehicle at Crosswalks. 

Review of CAC Attendance Chart; Information Requests, Recommendations, and 
Incoming Correspondence Matrixes (Attachments) 



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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

of 
Regular Meeting SEP 2 7 2005 

Thursday, July 1 , 2004 at 5:30 p.m. san francisco 

i?°.3 PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

1. Call to Order/ Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:38 
p.m., Thursday, July 1, 2004. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Emily Drennen, Ellen Hayes, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce 
Oka, Norman Rolfe, and Dan Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: None. 

MTA CAC Absent: Sue Cauthen, Joan Downey, Cesar Perez, and Dorris Vincent. 

MTA Staff 

MUNI Present (San Francisco Municipal Railway): 






Jose Cisneros (Deputy General Manager, Capital Planning & External Affairs, Community & 
Public Relations), Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Liaison), and Vincent Dunlap (MTA CAC 
Secretary). 

DPT Preset (Department of Parking and Traffic): 

Oliver Gajda (DPT Assistant Bicycle Program Manager), and Andy Quarenly (Bicycle 



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Advisory Committee) 

Community Representatives Present: None. 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None. 

3. Adopt minutes of May 12, 2004 and June 3, 2004: (Discussion) Paul Czechowicz 
Move to approve: Bruce Oka 

2nd by Ellen Hayes 
CAC passed unanimously 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (Chair) 

a) Daniel Murphy welcomed the newest MTA CAC Council member Mr. Griffith Humphrey, 
appointed by Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier (District 2). Mr. Humphrey will be replacing Mia 
Crowder who resigned. Mr. Humphrey also served as Vice Chair of the Para-transit 
Coordinating Council (PCC). 

b) Mr. Murphy received a lot of E-mails, phone calls, and comments from meetings about the 
Budget and what it would mean for CAC staffing. In a meeting with Michael T. Burns, Mr. 
Murphy made it clear that the CAC's wishes were to maintain the existing staffing with Paul 
Czechowicz (MTA Liaison) and Vincent Dunlap (MTA CAC Secretary). 

c) The MTA CAC Council endorsed a change in the California Air Resources Board (CARB) 
regulations that would allow transit agencies to buy diesel electric hybrid buses and in a 
since allow MUNI to execute its Clean Air plan. Good news, CARB gave a favorable ruling to 
MUNI to purchase electric hybrids, allowing the Clean Air plan to go forward. 

d) Elections for CAC officers will be in August 2004, since the Rules of Order said that 
elections were to occur the first meeting after July 1st. Mr. Murphy asked the Council for 
another term as chair of the CAC. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Dan Weaver asked what would be MUNI's process for dealing with their own layoff plans? 
How to do and what to do? Mr. Murphy responded that MUNI and Michael Burns are still 
looking at how much money would be available, along with many other variables. 

5. Staff Report: (Discussion) Paul Czechowicz 

a) Tour of MUNI's 3rd Street Light Rail 

Mr. Czechowicz spoke with Drew Howard as he had offered a two and a half hour tour on 
any day from July 1 3 through July 1 6, 2004, between 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. Since the EMSC 
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b) As part of Mayor Newsom's 2005 Budget proposal, he was proposing that the Taxi 
Commission come under the MTA. 

c) The MTA began the Sunshine Labor agreement, which involves 18 different labor 
grievances of which MTA was a part. Five of them, the MTA had negotiated itself because 
there were service critical employees and they were largely MTA-only employees of Locals 
200, 790 (Station Agent and Traffic Checks), and 258 (Fare Inspectors and Service 
Workers). 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

a) Daniel Murphy requested a briefing on top line issues of the Labor Agreements for the 
CAC Finance Committee. Mr. Czechowicz will arrange to have Michael T. Burns speak at the 
next FAC committee meeting. 

b) Ellen Hayes asked for the URL to view the agreement. Mr. Czechowicz responded with: 
SFGov.org, find City Agencies, go to Human Resources, and there you will find Collective 
Bargaining and Agreements, and it will point you to all the Labor Representations and their 
agreements. 

Staff-Initiated Items 

6. MTA CAC role regarding proposed legislation to incorporate the Taxi Commission 
under the jurisdiction of the MTA: (Discussion/Action) Jose Cisneros, Deputy General 
Manager, Capital Planning & External Affairs, Community and Public Relations (MUNI) 

Daniel Murphy announced that Taxi presently has a CAC of its own, so Michael T. Burns 
asked for feedback as to where the MTA CAC saw themselves fitting in with Taxi Cab issues 
assuming that legislation passes the Board. 

Jose Cisneros opened his presentation on actions taken in connection with the Taxi 
Commission. Affective date for the Mayor's Ordinance should it pass would be August 1 , 
2004. 

Questions and Comments from the MTA CAC 

a) Bruce Oka comments: 

i. The disability community, especially the para-transit, is strongly against the merge and 
wrote a letter to Mayor Newsom with their expressions. MUNI already has a lot on its plate 
and there are no real savings to be realized from the combination. 

ii. Mr. Oka differed saying there is no CAC for Taxi. The Taxi Commission was appointed by 
the Mayor with others involved. 

iii. The Para-transit program had a fraud litigation that they had set up with the SF Police 
Department to catch illegal sales of Taxi strips, being heard by an independent hearing 
officer chosen by the Taxi Commission. Mr. Cisneros responded that the future of that 
arrangement would rest with the MTA Board. 

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phase. Mr. Cisneros responded that the change would take place during the initial change of 
August 1, 2004 to be handled under an interim process of which the network would then be 
further refined following actions of the Board of Supervisors. 

c) Mary Burns asked: 

i. What kind of support was there from the Board of Supervisors for this Ordinance? Mr. 
Cisneros responded that there were a variety of discussions from Budget Committee at the 
MTA Board meeting, as well as testimony from stakeholders in the Taxicab industry. It 
seamed that some in the BOS was against while other BOS members asked for more 
clarification/details. 

ii. Is the Deputy Director position by appointment or hire? Mr. Cisneros responded that he 
understood it to be hire. 

d) Steve Ferrario asked that under their current $1 .6 million budget operation, would their 
budget still be designated for the purpose of Taxi or would it melt into the MTA budget? Mr. 
Cisneros responded that he had only heard for the staff and work, when Taxi comes over, 
that the $1 .6 Million would come over for Taxi funding purposes. He has not heard any other. 

e) Dorris Vincent inquires: 

i. Explain the 9.3 Taxi positions. Mr. Cisneros explained that 6 employees plus 3 employees 
from different departments handling weights and measures of which 1 employee monitors 
Taxi meters while those remaining employees monitor other types of devices, which have 
nothing to do with Taxi. Instead of 9+ people, it would probably be more like 6 or 7 persons 
coming over to the MTA. 

ii. How will the MTA make decisions for Taxi? Mr. Cisneros responded that would be left for 
the MTA Board and staff to determine. 

iii. Was consolidation a concept to save money? Mr. Cisneros responded that while others 
have felt this was the case, he had not seen savings spelled out as a primary goal of the 
merger nor had he seen where there will be any savings as a result. He felt that things 
including the workload would remain the same. The focus here was transportation issues 
under one Agency for City and County. 

f) Ellen Hayes asked for clarification if the Deputy Director position was temporary or 
permanent, as it seem only for the purpose of transferring to the jurisdiction. Mr. Cisneros 
responded that the idea in the Ordinance was that there would be a need for an executive 
staff person to manage that role even within the MTA. 

g) Norman Rolfe asked if 1 person would be adequate to work weight and measure for Taxi, 
and what do the other employees do. Mr. Cisneros responded that duties included 
processing, negotiations, application work, complaints, and so forth. In hearing testimony 
from a previous meeting there was consideration that a 2nd person may be required to 
handle the weight and measure work. 

h) Art Cimento asked if Michael T. Burns' wishes were that the MTA CAC should take on 
Taxi Commission duties. The MTA CAC responded with a unanimous "NO". 

7. Draft San Francisco Bicycle Plan 2004: (Discussion/Action) 

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Oliver Gajda, DPT Assistant Bicycle Program Manager, and Andy Quarenly Bicycle 
Advisory Committee 

Presentation handout distributed 
Questions and Comments from the CAC 

a) Dan Weaver asked if there was a previous San Francisco Bicycle plan. Mr. Gajda 
explained the current plan being used was the previous plan on the books since 1997 
available on website Bicycle.SFGov.org. 

b) Emily Drennen asked about bicyclists riding on sidewalks. Mr. Gajda responded that with 
the CVC codes, local municipalities are entrusted to regulate what occurs on local sidewalks. 
In San Francisco's local ordinance, adults are not allowed to ride on sidewalks. 

c) Dan Weaver (also a member of the District 1 1 Council) pointed out that the CAC never 
heard back from the group involved in the Alamany Bicycle Way and its design, details, and 
landscaping. Mr. Quarenly responded that the previous group was from the San Francisco 
Bicycle Coalition. Their separate outreach was through CalTrans on specific potential 
projects within the network. On the other hand, Mr. Quarenly explained that SF Bicycle Plan 
2004 was developed in 2 facets; these are the policy framework document and the network 
document. Further input would still be needed from the MTA. Final clearance would be 
needed before it could be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors. 

Daniel Murphy directed the CAC to a recommendation from the Planning and Marketing 
Committee (PMC) on the Draft San Francisco Bicycle Plan 2004: 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the Draft San Francisco Bicycle Plan 2004 (Page 
4-1 , Action 4.1 ) specify that the trial pilot program to provide bicycle access on light rail 
vehicles be limited to off-peak hours. 

CAC passed unanimously 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

a) Steve Ferrario asked if bikes would be allowed inside the cars or would racks be installed 
on streetcars. Mr. Murphy responded that bikes would be carried inside the cars because 
racks cannot be installed on streetcars. 

b) Ellen Hayes asked if there would be any requirements for any of the seats or would the 
bikes always be in the rear of the cars. Mr. Murphy responded that he did not see any 
mention on seats. Mr. Quarenly added that Mod 12 (Modification to the BRETA Light-rail 
vehicles) is a project where Bicycle Advisory Committee would be working with MUNI 
through various scenarios for bicycle accommodations on the 3rd Street Light-rail vehicles. 

c) Dorris Vincent asked if the new cars were designed with enough seating to accommodate 
bicycles. Mr. Murphy responded that this was a pilot program to see if it could work. No, the 
cars were not designed with bikes in mind. 

d) Steve Ferrario observed that often accommodations intended for wheelchairs are 
abandoned for a more preferred spot near the doorway. Bruce Oka added that such choices 



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were due to the fact that wheelchair accommodations are often difficult to use. 

Daniel Murphy directed the MTA CAC to Emily Drennon and the following recommendations: 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the Department of Parking Traffic (DPT) integrate 
the concept of "complete streets" whereby all streets are designed to maximize access and 
accommodation for all users of the street, including bicycles, transit users and pedestrians to 
supplement the streets designated for the official bicycle route network. 

2nd by Dan Weaver 

CAC passed unanimously 

Motion: The MTA CAC further recommends that the Department of Parking Traffic (DPT) 
strengthen language in the draft May 28, 2004 San Francisco Bicycle Plan referring to San 
Francisco Police Department (SFPD) efforts to combat bicycle theft. 

2nd by Bruce Oka 

CAC passed unanimously 

Motion: The MTA CAC further recommends that the Department of Parking and Traffic 
(DPT) remove Action Item 2.17 from consideration, as bicycle riding on the sidewalks by 
adults is not only illegal, but endangers the safety of pedestrian, especially seniors, young 
children and people with disabilities. 

CAC passed unanimously 

Motion: The MTA CAC further recommends that the Department of Parking Traffic (DPT) 
include a goal of developing as many grant-ready bicycle projects as possible in the bicycle 
master plan. 

2nd by Bruce Oka 

CAC passed unanimously 

Council-Initiated Items 

8. Council Members' Questions and Comments: (Discussion/Action) 
None. 

9. Committee Reports: (Discussion/Action) 
See attached committee reports. 

10. MTA CAC Agenda Planning: (Discussion/Action) 

Items for the next MTA CAC meeting will be forwarded to Paul Czechowicz 

10. Adjournment 7:25 p.m. 

Attachments: 

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Agenda Item 3 - 



Attachments to Staff Report: 

Construction Division Rolling Agenda of Calendar Items 

July 2004 Special Events Calendar 

July 2004 (Events of interest to the Executive Director and General Manager) 

[June 21, 2004] 

MUNI Major Capital Projects at a Glance (Last Revised: May 6, 2004) 



Agenda Item 6 - 

• MTAB Taxi Commission PowerPoint Presentation of June 15, 2004 
Agenda Item 7 - 



• San Francisco Bicycle Plan 2004 - May 28, 2004 - Public Draft 

• Overview of the San Francisco Bicycle Plan Update 

• (Oliver Gajda, DPT Assistant Bicycle Program Manager) 

• The Bicycle Plan Update Overview - June 21 , 2004 

• Generalized Steps: Bicycle Facility Implementation - Draft 06.19.04 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
^Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

-5 Notice of Special Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Tour of Municipal Railway (Muni) Third Street Light Rail Project 

for DOCUMENTS DEPT, 

Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 5:30pm jy^ \ 2 200*» 

1145 Market Street (Front Entrance) 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANCISCO 

IBLIC LIBRARY 
Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, 
(j 0tS Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, 

Steve Ferrario, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, 
ts/oH Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

eo,U (2 Vacancies) 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, 
Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

®(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 




Disability Access 

The Council will meet at the front entrance of 1145 Market Street (One Trinity Center), San Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible Muni 
bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 19-Polk, 21-Hayes, and 71-Haight-Noriega, and the 
F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, 
entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Vincent Dunlap 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical 
sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to 
various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for 
the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils, 
and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness 
Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at 
http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 
or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e- 

mail at donna hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or by printing 
Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 



Lobbyist Ordinance 



Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

AGENDA 
for 

Special Meeting 
Tour of Municipal Railway (Muni) Third Street Light Rail Project 

Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street (Front Entrance) 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Members of the Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' 
Advisory Council (MTA CAC) board transportation in front of 
1145 Market Street to commence tour of the Municipal 
Railway Third Street Light Rail Project. (Discussion) 


5:35 


3. 


Tour concluded and coach returns to 1145 Market Street 


7:00 


4. 


Public Comment 


7:05 


5. 


Adjournment at 1145 Market Street 


7:10 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, August 5, 2004 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 



Sir 



Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 

Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 






DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
Committees: 

SEP 2 7 2005 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 
100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows : 
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401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 
Phone (415) 554-6873 FAX (415)554-4103 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 145 Market Street (One Trinity Center), 5th Floor Main Conference 
Room, San Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic 
Center. Accessible Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 19-Polk, 
2 1 -Hayes, and 7 1 -Haight-Noriega, and the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic 
Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, 
includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact 
Vincent Dunlap (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate 
these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City 
operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and 
Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and 
agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine 



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Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by 
phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at donna_hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. 
Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action 
may be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the 
Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 
581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

Revised AGENDA 

Regular Meeting 

for 

Thursday, August 5, 2004 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 



Item 

# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the 
jurisdiction of the Council not on the agenda . 


5:32 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of July 1, 2004 (Discussion/ Action) 


5:37 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Election of Officers 


5:50 


6. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 

Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


6:00 


Staff-Initiated Items 


7. 


Service Standards FY 2004, 4 th Quarter Report 

Discussion/ Action 

Debbie Denison (Superintendent Performance Monitoring & 

Analysis 


6:05 


8. 


MTA Response to Civil Grand Jury Report 


6:30 


Council-Initiatec 


Items 


9. 


Recommendations From the Operations & Customer 
Service Committee (OCSC) ( Discussion /Action)Motion 


6:55 



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Clarification of Bus Routes Intermediate Time Points: 
The MTA CAC recommends that the Municipal Railway 
(Muni) issue a reminder to Operators that times given at 
intermediate time points on schedule are departure 
times. 




10. 


Recommendations From the Engineering, Maintenance 
& Safety (EMSC) Committee. (Discussion/Action) 
Motion 


7:05 


11. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 

(Discussion/Action) 


7:15 


12. 


Committee Reports (Discussion/ Action) 


7:20 


13. 


Agenda planning for September meeting. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, 
September 2, 2004, 5:30pm, 1 145 Market Street, 5 th Floor 
(Main Conference Room). 


7:25 


14. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



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Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 

Regular Meeting 

Thursday, August 5, 2004 

5:30 p.m. 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 

San Francisco, CA 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT 1 3 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1 . Call to Order/Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Committee (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:40 p.m., 
Thursday, August 5, 2004. Dan Murphy (Chair) presided. A quorum was 
present including the following: 

MTA CAC Members present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy, Mary Burns, Art 
Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Norman 
Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: Sue Cauthen, Griffin Humphrey, 
Cesar Perez, Daniel Weaver 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway -MUNI) Present: 

MTA CAC Member Cesar Perez arrived. 

Item Explanation (without numbers) - 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council 
not on the agenda (Agenda Item 2). A question was asked about whether or 
not Ellen Hayes had left. Daniel Murphy (Chair) stated Ellen Hayes had turned 
in a letter of resignation, via email. The Chair will provide members a copy of 
the resignation letter. Per Michael Burns, there is a vacancy on the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board, which has not been filled. There are two (2) 
vacancies open on the Council. The Chair will follow-up to get an appointment. 

3. Adopt Minutes of minutes of July 1 , 2004 (Agenda Item 2) There is no 
minutes for the July 1 , 2004 meeting; without objection this item is continued. 

4. Report of the Chair (Agenda Item 4) Daniel Murphy (Chair) reports that 
Vincent Dunlap is out sick. A card is being circulated for CAC members to sign. 
Although Vincent's lay-off was rescinded at the request of the council, it is 
probable that he will not be able to work for some time. Michael Burns has 
committed to finding somebody to fill in this position. The chair stressed to Mr. 
Burns, that the position was comparable to Roberta Boomers position with the 
exception that it was for a 15 member council rather than a 7 member council, 
which entailed being more than a regular secretarial position. Paul 
Czechowic's status is uncertain at this time. Officially his last day is September 
1 st . With consideration of Vincent's absence it is very important that Paul be 



retained at this time. The Chair is working on this issue. Per the council's 
recommendation the Chair lobbied the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS and spoke 
at a hearing on behalf of Supervisor McGoldricks TIDF Expansion, which 
passed the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS on a 10 to 1 vote. There was an 
update at the last meeting about Charter Amendment proposed by Supervisor 
Geraldo Sandoval which would take some of the Municipal Transportation 
Agency's power back to the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS - that was defeated 
at the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS on a 8 to 3 vote, it will not be going to the 
ballot. The parking tax, which the CAC recommended, did not garner enough 
support at the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS to get moved forward. Supervisor 
Tony Hall resigned today. Mayor Newsom appointed Sean Elvern who was 
Tony Hall's aide before becoming liaison to BOARD OF SUPERVISORS for 
Mayor Newson. This appointment took place a couple of hours ago. For the 
record when there is a change in your appointing authority your status on the 
CAC does not change until or unless you're appointing authority issues a new 
appointment. 

Agenda items 7 and 8 the Service Standards Report and the MTA Response to 
the Civil Grand Jury (respectively) were not ready. 



Election of Officers (Agenda Item 5) Daniel Murphy (Chair) opened the 
nominations for Chair position of the CAC: Norman Rolfe nominated Daniel 
Murphy - nomination was seconded by Bruce Oka. There were no further 
nominations. Question: All those in favor of Daniel Murphy as chair signify as 
saying eye - none opposed - Daniel Murphy elected Chair of the CAC for 
another term. Election of Vice-chair - Norman Rolfe nominated Steve Ferrario, 
moved by Bruce Oka and seconded by Dorris Vincent. There were no further 
nominations. Question: All those in favor of Steve Ferrario as Vice-chair signify 
as saying eye - none opposed - Steve Ferrario elected Vice - chair. Daniel 
Murphy (Chair) thanked Steve Ferrario for agreeing to accept the position. 

Staff Report (Agenda Item 6)[Debbie Dennison] Regarding the item that came up at 
the (OCSC) Operations and Customers Service Committee meeting with Rosie West. 
Ms. West had an issue about boarding with family disabled passengers. We got a copy 
of the Bulletin but it did not address Rail Vehicles & LRV's. Joyce Garay got the 
updated Bulletin, which was sent to Rosie via U.S. Mail. Copies of the updated 
Bulletin are available for members. Daniel Murphy (Chair) clarifies the particulars for 
members not familiar with the issue. Rosie had an issue with an operator that told her 
that she could not use the ramp to board the vehicle because she wasn't in a 
wheelchair. This Bulletin makes it clear that people who need to use the ramp can, 
regardless of whether their disability is visible or not and they are entitled to use the 
wheel chair lift if they request to do so. The issue was raised for allowing people to use 
the ramp at the key stops when boarding the LRV's. 

Another item distributed by Debbie Dennison about the New Whistle Blower Complaint 
Hotline - This issue is part of Prop B passing last November, the Controllers Office is 
now set up with a complaint hotline phone number and website. The hotline will go into 
affect this week. Debbie Dennison distributed a flyer that explains how and what is to 



be reported. Flyer will be publicized. 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS approved the interim Tow Contract of auto return. DPT 
staff is working on the final contract and will be completed in a few months. 

Cable Car Bell Ringing contest should place July 8th 12 noon. Seven (7) challengers 
competed. 29 year MUNI veteran Frank Ware is the new world champ making this his 
second win. He won in 1999 and spent the last 1 1 years on the cable cars finishing 
second with Walter Scott III. 

TIDF development fee being approved. MUNI estimates as much as $12M per year 
starting in the next several years. 

7. Item 7 was continued without objection. 

8. Item 8 was continued without objection. 

9. Recommendations from the Operations and Customer Services Committee 

Daniel Murphy asked if there was any discussion regarding the motion from OCSC. 
There was no discussion and the motion was passed unanimously 

The MTA CAC recommends Municipal Railway issue a reminder to operators that 
times given at intermediate time point on the time schedule are departures times. 

10. Item 10 recommendations for EMSC - No questions 
Note for the record: Griffin Humphrey has arrived 

1 1 . Questions/Comments: 

When do we plan to issue an updated MUNI map and are there any plans to re-issue 
the tour of discovery guide 

The CAC has backed the MUNI plan for the Inner Geary Improvements - there will be 
a special MTA board meeting coming up this month that MUNI has delayed on the 
Inner Geary issue until the early September meeting. The meeting that was previously 
set for September 10 th at 9am is now scheduled for September 7, 2004. This issue will 
not be on calendar. 
Questions from: Mary, Joan, and Emily. 

Mary: 

Question (inaudible) about the entrance into the station when the agents are not present. 

Question was asked if the council could get Staff to speak to the issues regarding the 
NextBus website. The website is having a lot of problems. The problem seems to be 
with the software. 

Joan: 

1) Regarding the display on the Nextbus; Is it possible to get the displays at all stops. 

2) Asked Muni to try to get the valet and offer it in other city connected ticket sellers 
inaudible 



Daniel Murphy (Chair) called them when it was brought up the last time and MUNI 
responded favorably. A letter will be sent out about the status of this issue. 

Question: When do we send out committee meeting agendas items? They should go 
directly to Paul. 

Emily: 

1 ) Would like an update on the service cuts, and what are the latest plans. 

2) Has Muni done a noise level audit for riders, meeting OSHA Standards. The noise 
levels are so loud, beeping stairs, air brakes, announcements, elevator, that it is a 
continuing health and safety issue for riders. If they haven't done an audit is it possible 
to do so? 

3) Considering new riders - has MUNI done a study or questionnaire to get perspective 
from people who are not regular riders, about can they navigate the system. The fact 
that we don't get the maps out is an issue. We need to get feedback from people. The 
consensus of the council is that we need a MUNI map. 

Steve asked if the Chair of the Finance Committee could give another presentation on 
Capital Projects. 

Emily: Would like to get and update from DPT about PROP K funding and know what 
projects they submitted to the Transportation Authority under PROP K. There should 
also be DPT representation at all CAC meeting to give us a report. 

Is DPT or MUNI responsible for streetcars shaking people houses? That is a MUNI 
problem. 

Track replacement on Carl Street has it been deferred. Duncan confirmed that it's 
engineering (inaudible ) 

Agenda planning: Dorris Vincent asked if the council would like to know and see the 
plans that MUNI has for the new yard at Islais Creek (Illinois St.) Bus yard and Metro 
East which is a rail facility. There are drawings available. 

Item 12: no comments 

Item 13: agenda planning for September: deferred a couple of items for September. 

Item 13: no comments 

Item 14: adjourned at 6:25 p.m. 




City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
.Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



« Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, September 2, 2004 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 



AUG 3 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



08-30-04P01 :52 RCVD 



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A To. J 

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Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

©(415)554-6873 FAX (415)554-4103 




Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street (One Trinity Center), 5 th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible Muni 
bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 19-Polk, 21-Hayes, and 71-Haight-Noriega, and the 
F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, 
entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Vincent Dunlap 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical 
sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to 
various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for 
the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils, 
and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness 
Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at 
http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 
or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e- 
mail at donna hall@ci.sf.ca. us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or by printing 
Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

Revised AGENDA 

Regular Meeting 

for 

Thursday, September 2, 2004 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


3. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


4. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 

Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:50 


Staff-Initiated Items 


5. 


Service Standards FY 2004, 4 th Quarter Report Discussion/ Action 
Debbie Denison (Superintendent Performance Monitoring & Analysis 


6:00 


Council-Initiated Items 


6. 


Recommendations From the Operations & Customer Service 
Committee (OCSC) (Discussion/Action) Motion 


6:30 


7. 


Recommendations From the Finance & Administration (FAC) 
Committee. (Discussion/Action) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA study the 
possibility of a Parking Impact Development Fee, by 
which fees would be assessed on new parking 
development in order to defray the costs of new 
automobile traffic to the city. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA advocate for 
legislation to allow San Francisco to vote on the 
restoration of the pre-1998 Vehicle License Fee rate 
with revenues covering the cost of automobile 
infrastructure in the city. 


6:45 


8. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion/Action) 


7:05 



9. 


Committee Reports (Discussion/Action) 


7:10 


10. 


Agenda planning for October meeting. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, October 
7, 2004, 5:30pm, 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference 
Room). 


7:20 


11. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 
Agenda Item 4 - 
Attachments to Staff Report: 
MUNI Major Capital Projects at a Glance (Last Revised: July 9, 2004) 

Agenda Item 5 - 

Service Standards FY 2004, 4th Quarter Report 



Quarterly Project Status Report of Key Projects (for period ending June 30, 2004) 



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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

of 
Regular Meeting JAN " 3 Z006 

Thursday, September 2, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. SAN francisco 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 
San Francisco, California 

1. Call to Order/ Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:37 
p.m., Thursday, September 2, 2004. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, 
Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Dan Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: 

MTA CAC Absent: Sue Cauthen, and Emily Drennen. 

MTA Staff 

MUNI Present (San Francisco Municipal Railway): 

Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Liaison), and Deborah W. Denison (MUNI IT Project Manager). 

DPT Preset (Department of Parking and Traffic): None. 

Community Representatives Present: 

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not noted on the agenda: 

None 

3. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

Inner Geary Improvement Issue 

MUNI staff has been scheduled to make a presentation before the MTA Board on Tuesday, 
September 7, 2004 at City Hall, room 400. Mr. Murphy invites MTA CAC members to join 
him in speaking in behalf of the Inner Geary Street Improvement plan. 

Bruce Oka pointed out that members of MAK would also be present, contending the plan 
with their neighborhood petition to leave Geary Boulevard bus stops as they stand. 

4. Staff Report: Paul Czechowicz 

Administration support - Search for another secretary is still underway. 

Last night the Castro station experienced an hour and a half power delay problem due to 
downed wires. Repairs were completed approximately 7:00 p.m. The area was expected to 
be rewired within in a year. 

This morning the VCC computer system that controls multiple railcars in the subway was 
down. Operators had to handle their cars manually, which is a slower process. 

Daniel Murphy pointed out the Rescue MUNI released their Riders survey and found slight 
improvements this year. 

Staff-Initiated Items 

5 Service Standards FY 2004, 4th Quarter Report: Deborah W. Denison 

Ms. Denison distributed copies of the 4th quarter report and gave a brief overview. (See 
report) 

Questions and Comments from MTA CAC: 

a) Bruce Oka asked how much Sensitivity and Accessibility training do operators 
receive? Paul Czechowics responded that operators are required 8 hours of ADA 
training each year. 

b) Cesar Perez inquired about employee recognition. Ms. Denison responded that 
recognition is done in a variety of ways. There are formal award programs in place, 
based on performance, attendance, PSRs, accidents and a variety if things. Operators 
are nominated by their division superintendent. Also the number of commendations 
from patrons is considered. Maintenance also has a recognition program. 

c) Daniel Murphy expressed concerns about methodology issues in on-time 
measurements for numbers that can be used for meaningful comparisons. 

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that it was based on goals that were achievable by other transit systems that operated 
in urban areas but that did not operate in dedicated right-of-ways. Mr. Murphy believes 
that 85% is an achievable goal. 

Council-Initiated Items 

6. Recommendations From the Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 
Motion: (Discussion/Action) 

Recommendations were not yet available. 

7. Recommendations From the Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 
Motion: (Discussion/Action) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA study the possibility of a Parking Impact 
Development Fee, by which fees would be assessed on new parking developments in order 
to defray the costs of new automobile traffic to the city. 

CAC passed unanimously 

Comments and Questions from the MTA CAC 

a) Daniel Murphy explained that in developing something that would create new parking, it 
would impact the City generally, calling for more parking enforcement, street maintenance, 
etc. Some of that should be absorbed in a parking development fee. 

b) Mary Burns asked would it apply to public, private, commercial or residential? Mr. Murphy 
responded that application was not specified. It is just asking to study the concept. Other 
cities have used the idea. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA advocate for legislation to allow San 
Francisco to vote on the restoration of the pre-1998 Vehicle License Fee rate with revenues 
covering the cost of automobile i nfmotruoturo i n tho c i ty, (amended to) related expenses in 
the City. 

CAC passed with: 

(1) opposed, Art Cimento 

(1) did not vote either way, Bruce Oka 

Comments and Questions from the MTA CAC 

a) Norman Rolfe understood that the rate was calculated at 2% of the car's value. 

b) Art Cimento viewed this as a general tax increase for general tax purposes originated by 
Mark Lenno and not a guarantee of improving the infrastructure to automobile traffic in the 
City. He would rather limit the focus to something more tangible to helping transit 
infrastructure of the City rather than passing general tax increases. 

c) Dan Weaver questions how this would help DPT. Mr. Murphy responded that DPT does 
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8 Council Members' Questions and Comments: (Discussion/Action) 
Joan Downey: 

a) Read an interesting article about combining MUNI and DPT. 

b) Kezar Stadium is planning test runs for events having 5,000 or more people. To deliver 
5.000 people Park & Recreation is considering a transportation master plan with 70% of the 
parking at UCSF, routing traffic down Carl Street (a 2-lane street where the M Ocean View 
runs), and utilizing the N Judah line. Steve Ferrario recalls that Kezar was the home stadium 
for the 49ers before Candlestick Park was built. MUNI was handling 60,000 people with PCC 
cars. He suggested that there might be MUNI people knowledgeable of the time or archived 
records of how MUNI handled transportation during the 60's and early 70's for those games. 

c) Ms. Downey observed during the annually held 49er practice play at Kezar Stadium, 
PCOs were inside the stadium with their electric vehicles parked in bus zones. The Crossing- 
area at Frederic and Willard streets was void of any PCO supervision. She wrote a letter to 
DPT with her observations. 

d) Ms. Downey made a presentation for Transit First at a Police Commission meeting during 
August 2004. She reviewed some of the violations such as parking in Bus zones, sidewalk 
parking, etc. She also brought to their attention that occasionally S.F. Police Force has also 
been seen in violation. Ms. Downey asked if they could be made aware and help out with 
enforcement. She wrote a letter with these comments to the Police department. 

9. Committee Reports: (Discussion/Action) 

Dan Weaver said that the EMSC meeting was scheduled for September 16, 2004. Topics 
include, Interests in Safety, and Looking at the Next Bus Problems. 

10 Agenda Planning for October Meeting: 

a) Steve Ferrario said that he also was a member of the Geary Street CAC. The Central 
Subway Alignment would be brought before the MTB Board of Directors. This Alignment will 
affect all four major committees, i.e.; Finance, Engineering, etc. The MTA CAC needs to 
review it and prepare a presentation during the month of October to the MTA before directors 
can vote on it. 

b) Paul Czechowicz added for discussion, the impact of Proposition 209 injunction on MUNI 
contracting, purchasing and hiring. 

c) Grand Jury response. 

1 1 . Adjournment 7:05 p.m. 
Attachments: 
Agenda Item 4 - 
Attachments to Staff Report: 



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Agenda Item 5 - 

Service Standards FY 2004, 4th Quarter Report 

Quarterly Project Status Report of Key Projects (for period ending June 30, 2004) 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for DOCUMENTS DEPT 

Thursday, October 7, 2004 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room)rp o n 9nn , 
San Francisco, California 

SAN FRANCISCO 
p UBL!C LIBRARY 
Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

S(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 




Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street (One Trinity Center), 5 th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible Muni 
bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 19-Polk, 21-Hayes, and 71-Haight-Noriega, and the 
F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, 
entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Vincent Dunlap 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical 
sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to 
various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for 
the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils, 
and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness 
Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at 
http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 
or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e- 
mail at donna hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or by printing 
Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

AGENDA 

Regular Meeting 

for 

Thursday, October 7, 2004 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:33 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of August 5, 2004 and September 2, 2004 

(Discussion/Action) 


5:38 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 

Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:50 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Update on Prop. 209 Injunction (Discussion) 
Chris Hayashi (Deputy City Attorney) 


5:55 


7. 


Central Subway Alignment 


6:10 


8. 


Muni Response to Civil Grand Jury Report 


6:50 


Council-Initiated Items 


9. 


Recommendations From the Operations & Customer Service 
Committee (OCSC) (Discussion/Action) Motion 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that Muni give high 

priority to keeping the Muni map up to date and in its 
current design and format, including color and scale. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that Muni seek funding to 
post and maintain schedules at stops on Owl and 
policy service lines as a start on posting schedules at 
stops system-wide. 


7:05 


10. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion/Action) 


7:10 



11. 


Committee Reports (Discussion/Action) 


7:15 


12. 


Agenda planning for November meeting. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, 
November 4, 2004, 5:30pm, 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main 
Conference Room). 


7:25 


13. 


Adjournment 


7:30 




City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



DOCUMENTS DEF' 



OCT 2 9 2004 



^ Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, November 4, 2004 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 









Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

S(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 




Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street (One Trinity Center), 5 th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible Muni 
bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 19-Polk, 21-Hayes, and 71-Haight-Noriega, and the 
F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, 
entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Vincent Dunlap 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical 
sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to 
various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for 
the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils, 
and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness 
Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at 
http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 
or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e- 
mail at donna hall(5)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or by printing 
Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

AGENDA 

Regular Meeting 

for 

Thursday, November 4, 2004 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:33 


3. 


Report of the Chair 

Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


4. 


Staff Report 

Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:50 


Staff-Initiated Items 


5. 


MTA Reorganization Plan (Discussion/Action) 


5:55 


6. 


Muni Response to Civil Grand Jury Report (Discussion/ Action) 


6:25 


7. 


Impact on Muni of Concourse Authority Plan for Four-Lane 
Road at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Ninth Avenue 

(Discussion/Action) 


6:50 


Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


7:10 


9. 


Committee Reports 


7:15 


10. 


Agenda planning for November meeting. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, 
December 2, 2004, 5:30pm, 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main 
Conference Room). 


7:25 


11. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 
Agenda Item 4 - 
Agenda Item 5 - 



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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

of 
Regular Meeting JAN - 3 2006 

Thursday, November 4, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. PUBUctiBRAR? 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

1. Call to Order/ Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:35 
p.m., Thursday, November 4, 2004. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman 
Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Dan Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: 

MTA CAC Absent: Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, and Art Cimento. 

MTA Staff: 

Michael Burns (Executive Director, Transportation Services) 

MUNI Staff (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency) Present: 

Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Liaison), and Alicia Fletcher (MTA Finance and Admin). 

DPT Staff (Department of Parking and Traffic) Present: Diana Hammons, Jerry Robbins 
(DPT-AICP, Principle Transportation Planner), and Janet Michaelson (DPT-Dir Constituent & 
Special Projects). 



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Community Representatives Present: Jeremy Nelson (Transportation for Livable Cities), 
Christ Duderstadt (San Francisco Tomorrow), Katherine Roberts (Trees Not Cars), and Sue 
Vaughn (Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee). 

2 Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None. 

3. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

Proposition J and K did not pass. The City budget, including MUNI, operated on the 
assumption that these propositions would pass. The FAC committee will discuss affects and 
strategies on their November 17th agenda. 

4. Staff Report: Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Liaison) 
Staff report distributed. 

Halloween services went well. 

Question from Dan Weaver, as to how are the MTA FY05 Goals circulated. Paul Czechowicz 
responded that MUNI Action Committee writes them with input from employees. They are 
then distributed to employees along with their payroll checks. Daniel Murphy will ask Michael 
Burns that the MTA CAC Council also be included in the input process. 

Staff-Initiated Items 

5. MTA Reorganization Plan: (Discussion/Action) Michael T. Burns, Exec. Dir. Trans. 

Michael Burns opened his presentation announcing that all the correspondence in 
connection with the reorganization will be available on the website. Moving forward in phases 
with integrating DPT and MUNI, Mr. Burns invites input from everyone, including the 
stakeholders, employees, labor organizations, AIR board, and from the MTA CAC. 

Goals in order to meet objectives of Proposition E: 

i. True integration of MUNI and DPT to create one group under the MTA, particularly with the 
planning function, as envisioned under Proposition E, 

ii. Increase the focus on service delivery on the Operations side, improving safety 
performance, and to better monitor construction, 

iii. Creation of a consolidated Planning department, especially the streets planning function, 
such as, corridors, transit flow, etc. 

iv. Creation of a Service Performance and Customer Service department, and 

v. Creation of a centralized Contracts department. 

Questions and Comments from CAC: 



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a) Comment from Dan Weaver suggesting a better connection between Construction and 
Planning on the organization chart with communication on a regular basis. 

b) Question from Norman Rolfe, where does Traffic and Engineering fit? Mr. Burns 
responded that they were still in the process of defining where the line should be drawn and 
how the resources will be divided. There is DPT Operations, Traffic Engineering in regards to 
traffic signals, day-to-day routine activities, the Sign Shop, and then there is the planning 
related entities such as the Geary Street Corridor. MUNI has a paint function, with which 
perhaps the DPT sign shop may be combined into one operational location. 

c) Question from Joan Downey will the failing of Proposition of J and K result in layoffs? Mr. 
Burns responded that layoffs are a possibility. 

d) Question from Dorris Vincent about savings as a result of combining departments. Mr. 
Burns responded that the potential for savings would be reinvested into the organization. 
Example, DPT Kushman vehicles repaired by DPW Central Shop on a work order bases can 
be redirected to MUNI's non-revenue maintenance shop. 

e) Comment from Emily Drennen noting that Contract Compliance and Grants being 
separate should be integrated. 

f) Comment from Daniel Murphy: 

i. The MTA CAC has passed resolutions on several occasions over the past 4- 1 /2 years 
focused on better integration between MUNI and DPT functions. Mr. Murphy saw this clearly 
as a true integration of 2 organizations. 

ii. While there are still some open questions remaining, Mr. Murphy said that he will take the 
conceptual plan before the Finance Committee to make more detailed recommendations and 
return to the MTA CAC in December '05 for final passage for 2004. 

Public Comment 

a) Tom Predolivitch was very pleased to see the merge/reorganization in keeping in the spirit 
with Proposition E, Proposition K a multi mobile vision. 

b) David Pilpel was very much in agreement with the integration movement, however, he 
would rather see in terms of planning, that Stuart Sunshine chair a transportation council or 
group consisting of heads of the involved units. As a change Mr. Pilpel expressed he would 
like to see DPT concentrate on enforcement but that Jose Cisneros in Treasury could better 
handle the Howard Street payment function. He feels that Construction needs to remain with 
Fred Stevens as part of MUNI, a separate enterprise. The Service Performance group could 
be married with part of Contract Compliance. DHR and finance pieces to be better 
integrated. 

c) Responding to an anonymous speaker about the Taxi Commission, the Taxi functions and 
Taxi governance as an integral part of the transportation system, Mr. Burns responded that 
Mayor Newsom wants the Taxi function to come into the MTA, however, it is the Board of 
Supervisors would have authority to initiate such a change. 

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Executive Director) 

Mr. Burns distributed the MUNI's response to the Civil Grand Jury report addressing 3 areas, 
1) Management performance, 2) Benefits programs, and 3) Training and Safety findings. 
With these he also to included findings and recommendations along with MUNI responses. 

Management Performance 

MUNI is going through a difficult change, faced with layoffs and service reductions and other 
obstacles internal to the organization. While MUNI has been compared to AC Transit, BTA 
and SamTrans, MUNI is a very different organization, operating in a different environment 
San Francisco, different modes, number of people, and type of service. Such comparisons 
are not realistic. 

Grand Jury was highly critical of the fact MUNI did not meet some of the goals set for 2004. 
Numbered among them were, the 85% On Time Performance, the 98.5% Service Delivery, 
and that there was no plans for these. The Grand Jury was selective in materials that they 
chose for their own analysis purposes, they also went beyond the information that MUNI 
provided in response, and further more they conducted their own interviews with 30 people 
from the organization. 

Benefits Program 

Focus was on the Light Duty program, Transitional Work program, and whether or not it was 
a good program. The program is based on injured persons able to work within their physical 
limitations based on their injuries. While the downside at times may be the matching of 
people to positions that may be a good match for them during the transition, the upside 
includes reduction in the average number of days that people have been out from work, and 
the reduction of MUNI's overall cost in Workers Compensation. 

Training and Safety 

A new software program was introduced 3 years ago to track accidents and analyze them for 
trends. While efforts to implement the program was initially difficult, with the necessary 
changes, the program is currently up and running, generating good data and reports on 
accidents on a daily basis. Training can be now be more focused to address trends, 
individuals, divisions, thus improving safety performance overall. 

7. Impact on MUNI of Concourse Authority Plan for Four-Lane Road at Martin Luther King Jr. 
Drive and Ninth Avenue: (Discussion/Action) 

Norman Rolfe and Joan Downey express concerns over the lack of MUNI input along with 
the project's negative impact on MUNI's access to the park. Paul Czechowicz responded that 
Peter Straus (MUNI Manager of Service Planning) is talking with the Concourse Authority. 
Jerry Robins (DPT) explained that an EIR was completed on the underground garage 
assuming that access would be from North and South. Recently a Judge overseeing all the 
lawsuits involved feeling that an additional dedicated lane from the South would be 
necessary, has supported an addendum for additional traffic/transportation study. 

Public Comment 

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Concourse: 

i. Proposition J said that they will have entrances and exits dedicated exclusively from 
outside the park. Anyone, bicyclists and MUNI, anyone wanting to turn right using a 4-lane 
dedicated roadway would all have to share. The park itself handles traffic quite well, but the 
issue is that the only way to get to the roadway is to go through 9th Avenue and Irving, which 
is a critical corridor to the N Judah, 44 O'Shaughnessy and a number of important transit 
lines. Bicycles sharing lanes with transit is a serious concern. 

ii. Circulation pattern within the Concourse, a proposal to circulate around the concourse but 
not cross through the shortcut corridor. Only the 44 O'Shaughnessy would be segregated out 
and allowed through the shortcut corridor. Removing the cross-park traffic would result in 
less traffic impeding transit. 

b) Katherine Roberts with Trees Not Cars': 

Ms. Roberts as part of a lawsuit, contends that efforts to come up with an alternative 
entrance is due to the fact that the initial garage was not legally designed. Caught red- 
handed, efforts to piecemeal it in this unbelievable dysfunctional process, is being hidden 
from public review. This is a public park. Both pedestrian safety and transit are not being 
considered. Last night's finance committee drew merchants from inner Sunset, Walk S.F., 
HANK, Bike Coalition, TLC, and people from all walks of life who were present and spoke 
very forcefully asking to slow down the process until a legal way of complying with the way 
Proposition J is written. 

c) Sue Vaughn 'Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee' 

Music Concourse Community Partnership proposal is to expand the entrance to the park 
from 9th Avenue from 2 lanes to 4 lanes, in order to comply with the August 10, 2004 Court 
Order. It is misleading. The so-called dedicated 2 lanes are actually multi-use lanes for cars, 
bikes, and transit. Ms. Vaughn claimed that October 5, 2004 was the first time that the public 
knew about the project of which seems to have been in the planning stages since August. 21 
people came to speak out at the October 18, 2004, Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee 
meeting when, Ms. Vaughn first heard of the project. Ms. Vaughn asked that MUNI take 
action to slow down for more public input. 

d) David Pilpel asked had the MTA CAC met and discussed this proposal. Various CAC 
members responded with "NO." Joan Downey responded that the CAC only knew about and 
discussed the rerouting of the 44 O'Shaughnessy. Mr. Pilpel said the MTA CAC should have 
an opportunity to review the proposal. Also include Michael T. Burns, MUNI, DPT to 
participate with Recreation and Park, and the Concourse Authority pointing out that the 
Agency has serious interests in how the process is being conducted. 

CAC Response after Public Comments Item #7 

Daniel Murphy suggested that since the MTA CAC was also unaware of the proposal, it 
might be appropriate to slow down the project until the CAC and associated committees, 
such as the PMC, can consider the plans. It may even be good to recommend that the Board 
of Supervisors be involved in the process. Mr. Murphy will draft a letter to Mr. Burns about 
concerns over the ability to have input in the proposal. Mr. Murphy will send copies to the 
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Joan Downey suggested that the impact studies be presented before the MTA CAC and the 
Board of Supervisors especially with the impact on MUNI, pedestrians and bikes. 

Council Initiated Items 

8 Council Members' Questions and Comments: 

a) Comments from Joan Downey: 

i. She witnessed two (2) POP cops riding on the N Judah yet failing to check anyone for 
proof of fare. Hopefully they were off-duty at the time. 

ii. Regarding the Tow away zones on Sacramento Street between hours 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 
p.m. complaints from merchants have been made about cars stopped in transit lanes/zones 
approximately 5:30 p.m. waiting out the time until 6:00 p.m. therefore impeding transit. While 
citations have been issued, violations continue. Ms. Downey suggests extending the tow 
time restriction from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in order to clear the lanes for MUNI to get 
through. Janet Michaelson (DPT Liaison) responded that citations would continue; however 
DPT can only tow unattended cars. 

b) Comment from Norman Rolfe that the bulletin regarding time points needs to be resent, 
telling operators and inspectors that there should be no penalties for operators arriving early 
to scheduled time points. 

c) Comment from Emily Drennen, that she received a report on "Yield to Bus" laws from the 
Transportation Research Board stating that California has a law that vehicles must yield to 
busses entering a lane. Paul Czechowicz will research implementation for San Francisco. 

9. Committee Reports: 
None 

10. Agenda Planning for Next Meeting. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, December 2, 2004, 5:30pm, 1145 
Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room). 

1 1 . Adjournment Time was not noted. 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, December 2, 2004 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 



Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

S(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 




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This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street (One Trinity Center), 5 th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible Muni 
bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 19-Polk, 21-Hayes, and 71-Haight-Noriega, and the 
F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, 
entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

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(Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

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(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils, 
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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

AGENDA 

Regular Meeting 

for 

Thursday, December 2, 2004 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:33 


3. 


Report of the Chair 

Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


4. 


Staff Report 

Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:50 


Staff-Initiated Items 


5. 


MTA FY 2006 Budget (Discussion/Action) 


5:55 


Council-Initiated Items 


6. 


Recommendations From the Operations & Customer Service 
Committee (OCSC) (Discussion/Action) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that Muni and DPT 
undertake a comprehensive study if limiting 
parking at Coit Tower to local residents improves 
traffic flow and the reliability of the 39 Coit Line. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that Muni seek funding 
to post and maintain schedules at stops on Owl 
and policy service lines as a start on posting 
schedules at stops system- wide. 




7. 


Recommendations From the Engineering, Maintenance & 
Safety (EMSC) (Discussion/ Action) 

Motion: The San Francisco Municipal Transportation 
Agency recommends that the Concourse 
underground garage be accessed from the North 
side of Golden Gate Park only. The best proposed 
Southern access proposal, Alternative 1, provides 







for acess via Ninth Avenue and Lincoln. This 
alternative, however, is inadequate for Municipal 
Railway service, pedestrians and bicyclists. In 
specific, Alternative 1 precludes the establishment 
of a transit only lane into the park. Therefore, this 
alternative precludes transit measure 5D of the 
project EIR Comments and Responses from 
happenng. 




8. 


Recommendations From the Planning & Marketing Committee 
(PMC) (Discussion/Action) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that The Park Hill Loop 
of the 37 Corbett Line not be made a request line 
but be cut to avoid passenger confusion. 




9. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


7:10 


10. 


Committee Reports 


7:15 


11. 


Agenda planning for January meeting. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, January 
6, 2005, 5:30pm, 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference 
Room). 


7:25 


12. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 



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CAC December 2, 2004, minutes 

City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

Regularising DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Thursday, December 2, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) public library 

San Francisco, California 

1. Call to Order/ Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:32 
p.m., Thursday, December 2, 2004. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and 
Dan Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: 

MTA CAC Absent: Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Bruce Oka, and Cesar Perez. 

MTA Staff Present 

MUNI - San Francisco Municipal Railway: Kim Campbell, Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC 
Liaison), Alicia Fletcher (MTA Finance and Administration). 

DPT - Department of Parking and Traffic: Diana Hammons (DPT). 

Concourse Authority Staff Present: Mike Ellzy (Director of the Concourse), and Richard 
Tillis (Transportation Consultant to the Concourse Authority). 

Community Representatives Present: Jennifer Olson (Transportation for a Livable City), 



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Tom Radulovich (Transportation for a Livable City), and David Pilpel. 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda 

Jennifer Olson, Transportation for a Livable City, wanted to get on January's agenda to gain 
endorsements for Fare Free Transit for college and university students. Currently USF has 
discounted unlimited MUNI access. She hoped to extend similar programs to other colleges 
and universities. Daniel Murphy (Chair) invited Ms. Olson to meet with the Finance 
Committee, which generally dealt with fare issues. Next FAC meeting is scheduled for 
January 19, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. 

3. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

Mr. Murphy made a presentation on behalf of the CAC to the Park & Recreation committee 
to request time to further consider concerns about the Golden Gate Park Garage Southern 
entrance proposal. Note that the Park & Recreation Commission did go ahead and approve 
at least in concept the proposal. See Item #7 

4. Staff Report: Paul Czechowicz 

Staff report was not prepared. Mr. Czechowicz will E-mail the report. 
Noted changes: 

a) Gigi Harrington, Director of Finance, has left MTA to SamTrans. Alicia Fletcher will be 
acting in Ms. Harrison's position. 

b) Due to the failure of November's Propositions J and K, MUNI is expecting a shortfall of 
$15 Million. Looking to reorganize service delivery, along with other ways of reducing 
expenditures. The Executive group is putting together a spending reduction proposal to be 
presented to the MTA Board during December '04. 

i. Joan Downey commented that she had read on the Web that all the bus lines were going 
POP come January '05. Mr. Murphy (Chair) responded that his understanding was that the 
POP policy would apply, but not necessarily to backdoor boarding. It will allow fare 
inspectors to ask for proof of fare on lines that aren't currently POP in order to enforce or cite 
violators. 

ii. Griffith Humphrey commented that he had heard that due to the fiscal 
emergency, fares may be increased to $1.50. What process is involved on fare 
increases? Mr. Czechowicz responds that fare increases must be presented 
before the MTA Board and public hearings. 

5. MTA FY 2006 Budget: Alicia Fletcher (Acting Budget Manager) 

Ms. Fletcher reviewed a memo from Michael T. Burns, Executive Director to the MTA Board 
of Directors covering some of the financial issues facing MTA during both the current fiscal 
year and the next fiscal year. The memo laid out some policy options the Board of Directors 
may wish to consider as well as some specific actions to be taken. Failure of November's tax 
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Revenue growth, stripped by healthcare costs and retirement contribution costs is being 
forecasted at 6% for 2006. Current one-time solutions fixes will evaporate for 2006. 

Solutions include transfer policies plus, fund those services that we have available resources 
to provide, increasing fares and fees linked to avoiding service reductions, as well as looking 
at ways to diversify revenue to better manage costs. Looking at different tax increases, such 
as, parking tax, possible parcel tax and local gas tax. Finally discontinuing the use of MUNI 
Fast Passes on inner city BART rides. 

a) Joan Downey commented that for revenue purposes she suggested to consider hiring 
PCOs to focus on ticketing sidewalk-parking violators, blocking crosswalks, bus zones, etc. 
Ms. Fletcher responds that DPT is currently looking at redeployment. 

b) Dorris Vincent asked for specifics on parcel tax. Ms. Fletcher defined parcel taxes as 
taxes on San Francisco property owners. Also looking at taxes on vehicles registered in San 
Francisco. 

"Public Comment" 

a) Tom Radulovich (Transportation for a Livable City) would like to avoid fare increase and 
the elimination of BART inner city fast past transfers. However, Mr. Radulovichis in favor of 
raising parking taxes and hotel taxes. 

b) David Pilpel favors service reductions over fare increases. 

Motion on F2005 and FY2006 budgets from the Finance Committee: 

The MTA CAC recommends that any package of fare increases and service adjustments 
include the following elements: 

i. Garage rate increase; 

ii. Parking fine and fee increases; 

iii. Parking meter rate increases and expansion of meter hours; 

iv. Labor efficiencies; 

v. Partnership with the business community (e.g. providing discounts for Fast Pass holders); 

vi. Parking tax increase; and 

vii. More effective parking tax enforcement. 

Move to adopt by Emily Drennen. 

2nd by Bruce Oka. 

CAC passed unanimously 

Motion on MTA Reorganization from the Finance committee to adopt: 

With regard to the proposed MTA reorganization, the MTA CAC recommends that: 

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i. The Traffic Engineering group be under the Planning division; 

ii. The Planning division head report directly to the Executive Director; 

iii. The location of Accessible Services in the organization be clarified; 

iv. The plan clarify the use of the Muni, DPT, and MTA brand names in order to maximize 
opportunities for the creation of a new MTA culture; 

v. The Grants function be staffed, and supported, not just made part of a list of functions for 
the Planning division; 

vi. Employee and other stakeholder input and buy-in will be key to the success of the 
reorganization program. 

Move to adopt by Emily Drennen. 

CAC passed unanimously 

6. Recommendations from the Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC): 

Both Daniel Murphy and Bruce Oka felt that agenda item #6 was adequately covered at 
the November CAC meeting and that there was no further need to continue 
discussion. 

"Public Comment" 

b) David Pilpel is against amending L Taravel schedules. While it has been 
recommended several times in the past, he doubts if funding was available. Agencies 
around the country have schedules that don't change, or that the services run so 
infrequently that there is a need for schedules. 

c) Anonymous speaker from Service Planning agrees with Mr. Pilpel. In view of the 
present budget crises and labor costs, this should be relegated as a low priority for 
spending at this time. 

Motion from Daniel Murphy to seek funding to post and maintain scheduled stops on the L 
Taraval and policy service lines. 

CAC passed unanimously 

Motion from Daniel Murphy to continue study on the 39 Coit Tower line. 

Motion was not agreed to. 

All CAC committee members were in favor with the exception 

1 opposed, Art Cimento. 

7. Recommendations from the Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC): 
Motion: The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency recommends that the 

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Concourse underground garage be accessed from the North side of Golden Gate Park only. 
The best proposed southern access proposal, Alternative #1 , provides for access via 9th 
Avenue and Lincoln Way. This alternative, however, is inadequate for Municipal Railway 
service, pedestrians and bicyclists. In specific, Alternative #1 precludes the establishment of 
a transit only lane into the park. Therefore, this alternatives precludes transit measure 5D or 
the project EIR Comments and Responses from happening. (This Motion was amended 
below) 

Richard Tillis (Transportation Consultant to the Concourse Authority) defines Transit 
Measure 5D as part of the mitigation measure with EIR, said that the Concourse Authority 
should look at providing a transit only lane on Martin Luther King. 

a) Various CAC members expressed strong concerns regarding severe traffic backup of 
people queuing to get in the garage, impacting its way back to Lincoln Way and 9th Avenue 
pointing South, thus congesting movement potentially of the N Judah passing through 9th 
and Irving, 44 O'Shaughnessy stuck behind cars making their way into the garage, 6 
Parnassus and the 43 Masonic lines negotiating turns in the area. 

b) Mike Ellzy, Director of the Concourse contended that this was an approved project by the 
Concourse authorities, by Recreation Park Agent, by the Board of Supervisors, by the 
Planning Commission, and that this legislation has been signed by Mayor Newsom. The 
Court Order, resulting from community input, directed us to develop a dedicated access 
route from the South to and through the South entrance. Mr. Ellzy hoping to gain the support 
of the CAC to work together to develop the best possible design for the dedicated access 
route. Mr. Ellzy presents several possible traffic, transit and parking solutions. 

"Public Comments" 

- Opposing comment from Tom Radulovich (Transportation for a Livable City) to widen 
entrance to 4 lanes. Looking at the legal issue, to comply with Proposition J would conflict 
with Transit First policies and policies governing our parks including the Golden Gate Park 
Master Plan. Daniel Murphy added that the Transit First was a Charter that would override 
Proposition J. 

Amendment to the above Motion proposed by Dan Weaver: 

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency recommends that Option #1 is 
inadequate for Municipal Railway service, pedestrians and bicyclists. In specific, Option #1 
precludes the establishment of a transit only lane into the park. Therefore, this alternatives 
precludes Transit Measure 5D or the project EIR Comments and Responses from 
happening. 

The amendment to the motion was passed with: 

8 voted to support the measure and 

2 opposed, Norman Rolfe and Griffith Humphrey. 

Then the motion was passed with: 

CAC passed unanimously 



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8. Recommendations from the Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC): 
"Public Comment" 

b) David Pilpel commented that regarding the loop in the 37 Corbett route, he would prefer to 
see the route run both ways on Roosevelt Way. Daniel Murphy responded that the reason for 
the recommendation was that they wanted it to run as a request line in one direction with a 
different route. From the customer's point of view it would be confusing. Additionally the 
buses have difficulty running up the hill as it is. 

c) Anonymous speaker from Service Planning listed 3 other bus lines (48, 38, 36) with 
request routes. There was adequate representation from the community in favor of a 37 
Corbett request line as a 6-month test. 

Motion from Daniel Murphy on the Park Hill loop. 

Motion was not agreed to. 

4 CAC committee members were in favor, Dorris Vincent, Bruce Oka, Emily Drennen 
and Daniel Murphy 

3 CAC committee members were opposed, Art Cimento, Dan Weaver, Joan Downey 
and Norman Rolfe. 

9. Council Members' Questions and Comments: 

Committees will not be meeting during the month of December '04 

10. Committee Reports: 
None. 

1 1 . Agenda Planning for January 2005 meeting: 

Next meeting scheduled for January 6, 2005. 

Dorris Vincent requested the presence of DPT for the next meeting to answer questions from 
the public regarding PCOs failing to cite cars parked on sidewalks and street sweeping 
violations. 

12. Adjournment: Time was not noted. 



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